MANCHESTER, England (AP) — A heavily rotated Manchester United team held Young Boys to a 1-1 draw in their Champions League group closer on Wednesday, ending the Swiss side’s involvement in European competition this season.
A combination of senior fringe players and talented youngsters were given a chance to impress recently hired manager Ralf Rangnick and one of the most high-profile of them, Mason Greenwood, volleyed United ahead in the ninth minute.
Fabian Rieder equalized in the 42nd, intercepting Donny van de Beek’s weak pass and curling into the top corner from the edge of the area, and Young Boys dominated the second half as the visitors went in search of a winner to keep alive their hopes of finishing third in Group F.
Rangnick even changed goalkeepers in the second half as part of his five substitutions but United, already guaranteed to top the group, held on.
Young Boys will finish in last place, meaning the remaining group game between Atalanta and Villarreal — which was postponed Wednesday because of heavy snowfall in Bergamo — will be a straight shootout to determine which team finishes second and third.
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