Man Utd star ‘takes responsibility’ for Young Boys equaliser

Jason Soutar
Man Utd midfielder Donny van de Beek during a match

Donny van de Beek has taken responsibility for Young Boys’ equaliser against Man Utd during Wednesday’s 1-1 draw.

The Red Devils went into the match knowing they already had their Champions League group won, with manager Ralf Rangnick changing the whole starting XI and bench from Sunday’s win against Crystal Palace.

Holland midfielder, van de Beek, was one player to start, but unfortunately played a big part in Young Boys’ goal at Old Trafford.

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He miscued a pass to Aaron Wan-Bissaka, allowing Fabian Rieder to retrieve the ball and score past Dean Henderson from outside the box.

The 24-year-old held his hands up and admitted his mistake, insisting he should have cleared the ball instead of trying to find Wan-Bissaka.

“I think first 30 minutes was okay, we made a good goal from Mason, after that we have a few chances to make it 2-0 or 3-0,'” the Man Utd midfielder told MUTV.

“We didn’t do that. I think if we’d done that it would have been much easier.

“Then 1-1. For me, lost the ball in the middle, maybe I should kick the ball away. I didn’t do that. I take my responsibility for that.

“And after that I think it was a little bit difficult. I think we didn’t get enough pressure on them, with the ball as well we lost too many balls and it’s really difficult to command the game.

“But overall I think for a few guys they made their first game in the Champions League. Of course congratulations to them because I know it’s really special to play this night.

“So 1-1 and now focus on the next one [against Norwich] in the Premier League.”

Meanwhile, Rio Ferdinand has heaped praise on Wednesday’s goalscorer Mason Greenwood.

“You know what I like? His temperament,” Ferdinand said on BT Sport.

“He comes into big games with superstars around him and he doesn’t look like he has any fear in his bones; he has ice in his veins when the ball comes in around the box.

“He feels comfortable here and when he comes out here it doesn’t feel like a big thing for him and that’s a scary attribute to have because most kids get the jitters.”