Unleashing Young Boys' best players: The 34-year-old, Newcastle flop and once Ajax prodigy
- Man United to start the 2018/19 Champions League campaign against Young Boys on Wednesday
- Striker Guillaume Hoarau, right-back Kevin Mbabu and left winger Miralem Sulejmani are considered as main stars of the Swiss outfit
"Like most Swiss teams who begin to capture the attention of the continent, Young Boys have a habit of losing their best players to the Bundesliga," as per FourFourTwo. "The most recent example is defender Kasim Adams, who was snapped up by Hoffenheim in the transfer window.
"That said, their weapons remain formidable enough to give Mourinho plenty to ponder. Arguably their biggest goal threat is the man who broke the deadlock in that Everton game three years ago game: Guillaume Hoarau.
"The 34-year-old former Paris Saint-Germain striker scored 15 times in 20 starts last season to help Young Boys to a first league title in 32 years. With four in six league matches and two in two Champions League qualifying appearances in 2018-19, it is safe to say his ruthlessness has not quite left him.
"Beyond Hoarau, right-back Kevin Mbabu is one to watch. The former Newcastle United man is improving rapidly in Bern and made his Switzerland debut in the 6-0 Nations League thrashing of Iceland last week, deputising for Arsenal's Stephan Lichtsteiner.
🇨🇭 Kevin Mbabu (23) vs Iceland:— Scouted Football (@ScoutedFtbl) September 8, 2018
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A very mixed, but impressive performance nevertheless, reflective of the Swiss debutant’s distinct style. pic.twitter.com/vWv8HO5GE1
"Ex-Ajax and Benfica midfielder Miralem Sulejmani will be a real danger down the left, too.
Miralem Sulejmani has 9 goals in his last 9 games for Young Boys and is the top goalscorer in the Swiss Super League this season with 10 goals. Not bad for a left winger. pic.twitter.com/uZd832MqzO— Serbian Football (@SerbianFooty) February 11, 2018
"With two goals and five assists in eight appearances this term, Young Boys will hope the Serbia international is fully fit for United's visit."