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The Red Devils travelled to the Wankdorf on Tuesday for their opening Group F clash in the Champions League.
And Ronaldo, who scored a brace on his second United debut against Newcastle on Saturday, fired Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men into the lead in the first half.
Fernandes played a superb ball over the top with the outside of his right foot, with an onrushing Ronaldo arriving at the back post to squeeze the ball through David von Ballmoos’ legs.
The Young Boys shot-stopper managed to touch the ball, but the ball spun on its way over the line.
It just had to be him, didn't it! 🎯— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 14, 2021
Cristiano Ronaldo gives Man Utd the lead at Young Boys! ⚽️
Three goals in two appearances. A fairytale return to the Red Devils so far! pic.twitter.com/NpbHZOySKU
That pass from Bruno 🤤 pic.twitter.com/ZEgq32EwUR— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 14, 2021
United fans flocked to Twitter to mock claims that Portugal teammates Fernandes and Ronaldo ‘couldn’t play together’ at Old Trafford.
And people tried telling me Bruno and Ronaldo can’t play in the dame team 🤣— SupremeGreenwood (@Jackglasson2) September 14, 2021
But remember Bruno and Ronaldo can’t play together 😂😂😂.— Ciaran - @IrishBearsShow (@CiaranPowerHall) September 14, 2021
Bruno and Ronaldo don’t work well together pic.twitter.com/RmBj4EMFvJ— Δsh BΔsh NEW ACCOUNT (@AshBashSneakrs) September 14, 2021
But but Bruno and Ronaldo can't co-exist! What? Some of the narratives that people conjure up are crazy.— EBL (@EBL2017) September 14, 2021
They said Bruno and Ronaldo couldn't play together....— Alpha (@AIphaNation) September 14, 2021
“That Bruno assist is absolutely outrageous. Insane pass,” one Twitter user posted.
Someone else wrote: “Do you understand how ridiculously insane this pass is from Bruno Fernandes to find Cristiano Ronaldo?”
And a third added: “How did Bruno pull off this pass to set up Ronaldo? He's actually insane.”
A fourth fan tweeted: “It takes a world-class player to give that Bruno pass to Ronaldo.”
According to OptaJoe, Ronaldo’s opener against Young Boys was the 36th different team that he has scored against in the Champions League.
The only other player to have scored against as many teams in UEFA’s top-tier club competition is Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi.
36 - Young Boys are the 36th different team Cristiano Ronaldo has scored against in the UEFA Champions League, with no player scoring against more (also Lionel Messi on 36). Collection. pic.twitter.com/xVk4EDZnnC— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 14, 2021
The Red Devils were dealt a major blow in the first half as Aaron Wan-Bissaka was sent off after he missed the ball and caught the ankle of Christopher Martins Pereira.
The 23-year-old right-back’s dismissal forced Solskjaer into subbing off Jadon Sancho after 36 minutes for Diogo Dalot.
United lead Young Boys 1-0 going into half-time at the Wankdorf in Switzerland.
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