Galatasaray v Manchester United: Key battles


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Manchester United know only pride is at stake for them when they take on Galatasaray tonight.

With their status as Group H winners already confirmed, United will make plenty of changes, even after Saturday's defeat at Norwich.

Here are the areas Sir Alex Ferguson may learn most from.

Burak Yilmaz v Phil Jones

Yilmaz is only the second player to play for Turkey's entire 'big four'. In addition he has scored all their Champions League goals this season. On his first appearance of the campaign, Jones faces a test.

Cris v Danny Welbeck

An opponent of United from his Lyon days, Cris is a wily customer, good enough to win 27 caps for Brazil and give Welbeck another examination in a career progressing at a faster pace for country than club.

Hamit Altintop v Anderson

Veteran Turkey international Altintop has the experience to cause anyone problems. Anderson has done well at times this season without getting a regular start. Needs to maintain consistency.