Galatasaray vs Manchester United
Tues 20 Nov, 19:45 GMT
Turk Telekom Arena
Manchester United already secured their place as the winner of Group H when they beat SC Braga 1 – 3 on matchday 4. Meanwhile Galatasaray currently sits on 2nd place thanks to their 1 – 3 victory over CFR Cluj and this fixture against United is a must win game for them. Sir Alex has rested his key players for this clash. There’s no Wayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie, Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand, Antonio Valencia, Paul Scholes,Ryan Giggs, Chris Smalling and David De Gea. Shinji Kagawa,Luis Nani and Nemanja Vidic still out with injury. The turkish side will mostly take advantage of this situation and try to get something positive from the game.
Quotes by Managers :
“It’s clear that this match is one of the most important games in Galatasaray’s history.” - Fatih Terim
“We’ve been here a few times and we’ve seen Turkish enthusiasm and passion. It’s fantastic.” – Sir Alex Ferguson
United’s Travelling squad : Sam Johnstone, Anders Lindegaard; Rafael, Alexander Buttner, Phil Jones, Tom Thorpe, Marnick Vermijl, Scott Wootton; Michael Carrick, Davide Petrucci, Larnell Cole, Tom Cleverley, Darren Fletcher, Anderson, Nick Powell, Ashley Young, Ryan Tunnicliffe; Javier Hernandez, Joshua King, Danny Welbeck, Federico Macheda.
Match facts :
-United have scored in each of their last 20 games in UEFA competition, since a goalless draw at Olympique de Marseille in the 2010/11 round of 16.
-United’s 3-2 victory against SC Braga on matchday three was only the second time they had come from two behind to win a UEFA Champions League game. The first was a 3-2 triumph over Juventus in the 1998/99 semi-finals.
-This is United’s 17th successive UEFA Champions League group stage campaign.