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Man United vs Galatasaray LIVE: Champions League result, final score and reaction as Casemiro sent-off in defeat

Erik ten Hag’s team will be aiming to bounce back after losing at Old Trafford again at the weekend

Karl Matchett
Tuesday 03 October 2023 22:43 BST
Galatasaray train ahead of UEFA Champions League clash with Manchester United

The Uefa Champions League continues with matchday two starting on Tuesday night, as Manchester United get their first chance to play in front of their fans in the competition this season. They’ll be hosting Turkish side Galatasaray and looking to kick-start their European campaign having been beaten 4-3 by Bayern Munich in their opener.

At the same time, Galatasaray fought back from two goals down against Copenhagen to pick up a point, leaving Man United bottom in Group A after the first round of fixtures.

While the Red Devils therefore are in sore need of a victory, the form guide is strongly against them doing so - they’ve lost four of the last six including a home weekend defeat to Crystal Palace. Follow the latest news and updates from Man United vs Galatasary below and get the latest odds and tips here.


FT - Man Utd 2-3 Galatasaray

Erik ten Hag speaks about the errors in defeat to TNT:

“We were twice up and controlling the game, then some mental errors we make. You can’t allow it at this level, you get punished,” he said.

“This is difficult to control but we’re all together, it’s not only one such an error it’s as a team, so we don’t win the game. It’s totally unnecessary, we were in control and you don’t expect this outcome.

“We expect more together. The players with me, we all expect more.

“Hojlund played a very good game, he’s a threat all the way through but now we don’t win the game and so he’s disappointed.”

Karl Matchett3 October 2023 22:43

Ten Hag and United fall deeper into desperate mess of their own making

Three decades ago, when Manchester United were about to face Galatasaray, they were greeted with banners declaring ‘Welcome to Hell’. Thirty years on, United may have found hell: not in Istanbul, but in Manchester. A second home defeat in four days sent them spiralling into crisis.

So much for Raphael Varane’s assertion that they can win the Champions League. At this rate, bottom of the group, beaten six times in all competitions already this season, they may not even be playing in the Europa League after Christmas.

A 3-2 loss came courtesy of their own failings: of disastrous defending, of the indiscipline of the sent-off Casemiro, of the poor team selection of Erik ten Hag. Even a colossal contribution by Rasmus Hojlund, who scored twice, had another goal disallowed and provided a chance that Bruno Fernandes really should have taken, was obscured by United’s ineptitude.

Rich Jolly at Old Trafford:

Ten Hag and Man United fall deeper into desperate mess of their own making

Man United 2-3 Galatasaray: Casemiro red card and Mauro Icardi’s winner came after Rasmus Hojlund’s brace

Karl Matchett3 October 2023 22:40

Erik ten Hag and Man United fall deeper into a desperate, dismal mess of their very own making

Christian Eriksen pulls no punches in his assessment of Manchester United being very poor defensively to TNT:

“It’s sad, it’s a big disappointment. IT’s really quiet in the dressing room. We had some good spells in the game but at the moment when we score we always concede soon after. That makes it difficult and it has to change,” he said.

“I don’t think it’s confidence I think it’s awareness and sharpness to keep in front. We can’t keep throwing it away and we’ve done it before this season.

“The chances they have is from our mistakes, if you don’t make mistakes you don’t concede as we do. How we play is how we play.”

Karl Matchett3 October 2023 22:30

FT - Man Utd 2-3 Galatasaray

Ongoing Zaha chat with TNT:

“The Champions League is played between the best and is where I want to play. It’s where I want to showcase myself and it’s where we want to be,” Zaha continued.

“They were thinking what’s going on with Zaha because I was injured when I arrived. But they kept sending me messages on social media and give me time, they know I can bring to the team. If they show me love, on the pitch I give it back in every action. It’s really helped me.”

Karl Matchett3 October 2023 22:22

FT - Man Utd 2-3 Galatasaray

Wilf Zaha speaks to TNT Sports:

“Dream come true. I’m happy to be playing in this competition and scoring as well so it’s a great night for me,” he said.

“I just wanted it to drop at a good enough level for me to hit. I’m glad it went in!

“I feel like the team has belief and one thing I do know is that even if we do go behind we carry on. Icardi’s up top, there’s quality there.”

Karl Matchett3 October 2023 22:18

FT - Man Utd 2-3 Galatasaray

Group A results and standings

Copenhagen 1-2 Bayern

Man United 2-3 Galatasaray

  1. Bayern - 6pts
  2. Galatasaray - 4pts
  3. Copenhagen - 1pt
  4. Man United - 0pts
Karl Matchett3 October 2023 22:12

FT - Man Utd 2-3 Galatasaray

Rio Ferdinand is utterly bemused at how bad his former club are defensively, speaking on TNT Sports.

“You think theres things to be positive about and then I’m left with my head in my hands,” he said.

“They are vulnerable, they go to sleep. Galatasaray go through like a hot knife in butter, this is the Champions League and you’re seeing not just mistakes but a lack of positional awareness. You’re going to get punished.”

Karl Matchett3 October 2023 22:05

FT - Man Utd 2-3 Galatasaray

Full time! Whistle from the ref, boos from the United fans, five defeats in seven for Erike ten Hag and his team.

Galatasaray move to four points for the group stage while United are rooted to the bottom with two defeats and no points.

A truly terrible performance from a defensive standpoint and a very damaging final 20 minutes, having gone 2-1 up midway through the second half.

Karl Matchett3 October 2023 21:58

90+7’ - Man Utd 2-3 Galatasaray

Eriksen’s ball in is cleared, Galatasaray half break forward with the empty goal in mind but United win it back - only for Dalot to hand ball.

That’s going to end things.

Karl Matchett3 October 2023 21:57

90+5’ - Man Utd 2-3 Galatasaray

Last chances for United to get the ball into a good area. Hojlund tries to backheel the ball into Garnacho’s path from 20 metres away; predictably it doesn’t come off. Muslera gathers up but the ball out isn’t great; it comes back and Martial’s deflected shot forces a really good save by the veteran Uruguayan.

The offside flag goes up to deny United a chance at firing in the rebound.

Free-kick to United out on the left; one final chance to throw everything forward. Onana goes up.

Karl Matchett3 October 2023 21:56

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