Cristiano Ronaldo addresses Man Utd defeat to Young Boys with eyes on West Ham

Cristiano Ronaldo has sent a message of support to his Manchester United team-mates after they slipped to an opening Champions League defeat against Young Boys despite his early goal.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winning forward gave the away side the best possible start by firing home from a Bruno Fernandes cross, but the game turned on it's head during the second-half.

Following a straight red card shown to Aaron Wan-Bissaka, United were forced to soak up pressure for the entire second period, with Moumi Ngamaleu grabbing an equaliser just after the hour mark.

After another long spell of pressure from David Wagner's side, Jesse Lingard's short back pass was clipped over the onrushing David de Gea by a jubilant Theoson Siebatcheu.

Despite the obvious disappointment of beginning Group F in defeat, United remain just one point from a qualification spot following a draw between Atalanta and Villarreal.

While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue some poor decision-making from his players, Ronaldo is already looking forward to their return to Premier League action.

The 36-year-old scored twice on his return to the competition against Newcastle last weekend, and will be looking to have a similar impact at the London Stadium.

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Ronaldo tweeted after the match: "Wasn't the result we wanted, but now it’s time to recover well and focus on the next game!"

After Solskjaer had said: "We're humans, every footballer makes mistakes.

"With Jesse, no footballer likes making mistakes but it's obviously part and parcel of the game.

"We'll learn from it, he'll learn from it. He'll pick himself up and be ready to go on Sunday against West Ham."

With skipper Harry Maguire adding of Lingard's mistake: "I'm sure everyone on that pitch today has made a mistake. I'm sure Jesse will pick himself up.

"It's the first game in the group. We've got many games to bounce back and we must do.

"We'll try and pick up three points in our next game and build momentum from there."

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