It is one year today since Manchester United took on Young Boys in a Champions League group stage game at Old Trafford.
The match ended in a 1-1 draw and was Ralf Rangnick’s second match in charge as interim manager, after a 1-0 home league win over Crystal Palace.
With United’s group stage qualification already sealed, Rangnick was able to field an experimental side – not too dissimilar to Erik ten Hag’s one in the friendly last night against Cadiz.
What is striking about the XI, looking back, is just how much has changed at Old Trafford – and not just in the dugout.
Manchester United starting XI v Young Boys one year on
Just four players who started the fixture are eligible for selection for Manchester United this season.
Dean Henderson: This was just one of three games Henderson started last season. He is now currently out on loan at Nottingham Forest.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka: The right-back is one of four players currently available for selection. He started for United against Cadiz last night.
Eric Bailly: This was one of just two games Eric Bailly started under Ralf Rangnick. He is currently on loan at Marseille, where he has battled injury problems.
Nemanja Matic: This was an odd start in central defence for Nemanja Matic. He was released in June and signed for Roma.
Luke Shaw: Another of the four players still at United. He is presently at the World Cup with England.
Donny van de Beek: This was a game where Van de Beek failed to take his chance and was later sent out on loan to Everton. Now back at United he is battling to re-establish himself.
Jesse Lingard: The former England international was released in the summer and signed with Nottingham Forest.
Juan Mata: Another player released at the end of the season, he currently plays for Galatasaray.
Amad: The young talent is out on loan in the Championship at Sunderland, where he is in impressive form.
Anthony Elanga: This was the Swede’s first start of the season and he used it as a platform to become a regular, however, his progress has stalled in recent months.
Mason Greenwood: Manchester United’s goalscorer on the night. The least said about his current situation, the better. He is not currently eligible for selection, suspended by the club until further notice.
Substitutes: Manchester United’s game against Young Boys was best remembered by two late substitutes, Zidane Iqbal and Charlie Savage, who came on to make their debuts. Teden Mengi and Shola Shoretire also featured, while Tom Heaton made his one and only competitive appearance for the club.