Young Boys: Everything you need to know

We take a look at United's opposition in their first Champions League fixture.

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December 17, 2017 - Luzern, Luzern, Schweiz - Luzern, 17.12.2017, Fussball Super League, FC Luzern - BSC Young Boys, Jubel des Torschuetzen zum 0:3 Miralem Sulejmani (YB) (Credit Image: © Gonzalo Garcia/EQ Images via ZUMA Press)

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We finally made it. After months of anxiously waiting, the Champions League has finally returned into our lives.

For United fans this should be an exciting season in Europe. After the disappointment of last season, this year Jose Mourinho and his side have a great opportunity to right some wrongs and attempt to go far in the competition.

Whilst the likes of Juventus could prove to be a tough task, the Reds should get out of the group stage with ease, and providing the squad continue to improve after a troublesome start to the season, anything could happen in the Champions League.

United were disappointed with the way they left the competition last year.


United kick things off with a trip to Switzerland where they will face Young Boys. Here at RedArmyBet, we give you all the information you need to know when it comes to the Swiss champions.

Young Boys currently sit at the top of the Swiss Super League with six wins from six, one of which was a 3-2 victory over Luzern who came third in the league last year.

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Last season was a momentous one for Young Boys. Not only did they qualify for the group stage of the Champions League, but they won their first league title in 32-years.

Success in the league is something they will want to continue, and with a game against rivals FC Basel on Sunday, the last thing the champions will want is a tough game against the Reds.

Although Young Boys may be viewed as the underdogs against the likes of United, Juventus and Valencia, they do have some players to watch out for.

The side have their very own Gerard Pique, and no that’s not a typing error!

Guinean Mohamed Ali Camara, a centre back for Young Boys prefers to go by the nickname Pique due to the Spaniard being his footballing idol.

Whilst the 21-year-old has played most of his career in his native Guinea, the youngster has already represented his country in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup and made his senior debut this year.

United to win and both teams to score at 3.75*

One player to watch is Miralem Sulejmani, who has a lot more experience in the competition than the majority of his team mates.

The winger made history back in 2008 as the most expensive player to have ever been purchased by a Dutch club when he made the move from SC Heerenveem to Ajax.

He then moved on to Benfica where the Serbian won five major titles in two years, and also finished as a Europa League runner-up after his side lost out against Sevilla on penalties in 2014. Sulejmani has made numerous appearances in the Europe and will be hoping to return from a concussion in time for the game against the Reds.

Hoarau to score anytime at 3.00*

Finally, one of Young Boys most powerful weapons is Guillaume Hoarau. Since joining Young Boys, the Frenchman has made over 100 appearances, scoring over 70 goals. He is one of their biggest assets and like Sulejmani, he has some experience playing in Europe.

Hoarau has been with Young Boys since 2014.


The 34-year-old spent five years at Paris Saint-Germain. After a successful first season, Hoarau did struggle at times for PSG with dips in form but left the club with a Ligue 1 title and a Coupe de France trophy to his name.

Although not much is currently known about how the Swiss side will perform in Europe, they are not to be underestimated. They have numerous players with great experience and will want to prove their worth in Europe.

However, United’s need to prove a point in the Champions League is far greater, and it will make for interesting viewing.


*all odds are subject to change

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