Manchester United Have Perfect European Start in Switzerland

By: SBAT Staff

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Manchester United may not have been perfect so far this season in the Premier League, but they got off to a perfect start in the Champions League. They travelled to Switzerland to face Young Boys and came away with a fantastic 3-0 victory to pick up an important three points on the road. With Juventus and Valencia the other two teams in this group, things won't be easy but United have certainly got off on the right foot. After seeing them struggle in the Premier League, fans will have been thrilled to witness how well they played last night after getting a goal and settling down on the artificial surface.

The star of the show was certainly Paul Pogba and not only did he score twice but he leads the team and drove them on just like a captain should. He probably splits opinions a lot more than he should, especially when playing for United but the Paul Pogba we saw last night is a tremendous asset to the club and one that they need to look after so he can perform like that week in week out.

Two other players to perform well were Fred and Anthony Martial, giving United a good balance when going forward. Sometimes we have seen them struggle to get players linking up and playing together, with individual efforts the only thing on show. Last night was different, we saw a team playing well together and putting together some good attacking moves as one solid unit.

After their win in Switzerland, United return to league action this weekend and they have to wait until October to play their next Champions League game. It's another important one, as they play Spanish club Valencia at home, a game that if they won it would give them a nice cushion over their Spanish opponents in the standings. Manchester United have been priced up at 5/12 to win that game, with Valencia at 6/1 and the draw at 15/4. Based on what we saw last night, United should have no trouble in brushing aside the Spaniards at home, taking them a step closer to the knockout round.