Champions League: Galatasaray v Manchester United match preview

A look ahead to this week’s Champions League fixture at the Turk Telekom Arena

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Sir Alex Ferguson has not taken Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, goalkeeper David De Gea or veterans Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs or Paul Scholes to Turkey with qualification and top spot in Group H already secured.

Ferguson has taken a young squad, giving some of his junior players the taste of a very unique foreign atmosphere.

Ferguson described United's visit to Istanbul in November 1993, to face the same opponents in a different stadium to the Ali Sami Yen, as the single most intimidating atmosphere he has ever endured.

KICK-OFF: Tuesday, 7.45pm


Manchester United 1 (Carrick) Galatasaray 0, Champions League, group stage, September 2012

Manchester United 4 (Davies,  Beckham,  Keane, Korkmaz o.g) Galatasaray 0, Champions League, group stage, December 1994

Galatasaray 0 Manchester United 0, Champions League, group stage, September 1994

Galatasaray 0 Manchester United 0,  Champions League, group stage, November 1993

Manchester United 3 (Robson, Şükür o.g, Cantona) Galatasaray 3 (Erdem, Kubilay Türkyılmaz), group stage, October 1993


Manchester United overall record in Turkey is W3 D2 L1

Galatasaray have not won at home in Europe in five games

Galatasaray's record against English sides at the Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi is W2 D3 L2


Galatasaray to win: 1.97

Manchester United to win: 4

Draw: 4

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