Manchester United v Galatasaray: Champions League – reside

Manchester United v Galatasaray: Champions League – reside

Key occasions

The groups

Man Utd (4-2-3-1): Onana; Dalot, Varane, Lindelöf, Amrabat; Casemiro, Mount; Mejbri, Bruno Fernandes (c), Rashford; Højlund.

Substitutes: Bayindir, Vitek, Maguire, McTominay, Eriksen, Martial, Garnacho, Antony.

Galatasaray (4-2-3-1): Muslera (c); Boey, Sánchez, Bardakci, Angeliño; Torreira, Ayhan; Tetê, Akturkoglu, Zaha; Icardi.

Substitutes: Guvenc, Demirbay, Nelsson, Oliveira, Alper Yilmaz, Ndombélé, Bakambu, Mertens.


Amid Manchester United’s many off-field points, their issues on the pitch have nearly gone underneath the radar. The place outcomes like Saturday’s 1-0 residence defeat to Crystal Palace would as soon as have been the weekend’s large story, occasions at Molineux and Stockley Park meant that exact shock was not seismic.

Erik ten Hag can be joyful to maintain a comparatively low profile (and that is United, so it’s relative) earlier than what might be a crunch recreation in Europe. After being held at arm’s size by Bayern, a house win over Galatasaray is a should to cease Champions League progress changing into a battle United may actually do with out.

Galatasaray, who ended a four-year anticipate a Turkish title final season, pose a menace to United’s fragile disposition. They rallied to scrape a 2-2 draw at residence to Copenhagen of their first recreation however are flying within the league, bolstered by eye-catching recruits together with Mauro Icardi and former United winger Wilfried Zaha.

Accidents and a difficult fixture checklist are elements in United’s traditionally unhealthy begin to the season – however a kinder run of video games is coming, with Brentford (H), Sheffield United (A) and Copenhagen (H) earlier than the Manchester derby on the finish of October. An opportunity to launch the stress this night, however one they need to take.

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