Manchester United faced off with Young Boys in the Champions League last night. The Red Devils were the better side but needed a last minute goal from Marouane Fellaini to defeat the Swiss Champions.
However, there were some impressive performances from the visitors at Old Trafford. Notably, right-back Kevin Mbabu had people talking.
The Swiss international looked a talent again in this Champions League clash.
All of this will be a sickener for Newcastle United.
Last summer Newcastle let the Swiss defender leave the club. After spending the previous season on loan at Young Boys, he joined them permanently for an undisclosed fee.
Mbabu had never made a big impact at Newcastle. He featured just five times at St James’ Park and Newcastle fans were not overly disappointed to see the dreadlocked defender depart.
But it is looking increasingly as if Newcastle may have made a mistake in allowing Mbabu to go.
His form helped Young Boys to the Swiss title last season, ending FC Basel’s eight-year reign.
He is now a regular for the Swiss national team. He recently shackled Eden Hazard as Switzerland beat Belgium 5-2 to book their place in the UEFA Nations League finals.
Good to see Kevin Mbabu playing against ManU. Always thought he should have been persevered with at @NUFC .
— Gordon Wilson (@stangorwil) November 27, 2018
Mbabu isn’t good enough for but is good enough to play in the champions league for young boys? How does that work? #NUFC
— Parcell, Danny L (@Official_DLP23) November 27, 2018
Mbabu!!! You would think that’s the name of a fruit!!! It’s the name of a player that nearly wrecked my entire night!!! #MUFC
— Nicholas (@noww2229) November 27, 2018
Mbabu has been very good for young boys. Would walk into our side #mufc
— Haider.Rubbani (@Haider_Rubbani) November 27, 2018
Such form saw him linked with Fulham and Basel in the summer, with Sky Sports suggesting he was being valued at £10 million by the capital club.
It is quite the turnaround for the former Newcastle player, who is proving a few people wring at St James Park.