Manchester United’s Champions League clash with Young Boys was momentarily clashed when three fans made their way onto the pitch at Old Trafford. The Red Devils were heading into the closing stages of the 1-1 draw when the supporters evaded security and ran onto the field.
Ralf Rangnick was overseeing his second game since agreeing to become interim boss until the end of the season.
United defeated Crystal Palace in the German’s maiden Premier League game on Sunday. Midfielder Fred scored a stunning late winner.
Rangnick made an incredible 11 changes for the game with Young Boys and the move failed to pay off.
Mason Greenwood scored a stunning opening goal but it was cancelled out by Fabian Rieder just before half-time.
It was at least an improvement on the reverse clash in Switzerland when Young Boys scored the winning goal in added-time.
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Rangnick, who has replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, introduced several youngsters late in the game. That included midfielder Charlie Savage, son of former United trainee Robbie.
And it was towards the end of the game when the clash was temporarily halted while stewards chased three pitch invaders around the Old Trafford turf.
The individuals had somehow made their way beyond security but were eventually led away.
United could not force a late winner and were left frustrated. However, they had already qualified for the knockout rounds and will go into the draw for the last-16.
He said: “It’s about recruitment but also at a club like Man United, with a top academy, we should make sure that every year we have one or two players who are good enough to make it into the first team.
“On the other hand, with signing players for transfer fees, it’s a question of what you want. If you pay big money for a 30-year-old and he’s still good enough to make you successful, I don’t mind that.
“But you have to be aware the money you invest is only being invested in the potential success over the next two or three years, you won’t get any return.
“This is where I always think it always makes more sense to sign a player at 21 or 22 and if you then have to pay a big fee, at least you have the chance to develop him into a player who is worth even more.”