Manchester United’s Champions League campaign hangs in the balance as they prepare to face Galatasaray on Tuesday. After a thrilling but ultimately disappointing defeat to Bayern Munich in their opening match, the Red Devils are well aware that they can ill afford any more slip-ups. Galatasaray, on the other hand, secured a hard-fought draw against Copenhagen in their first group stage fixture.
In a bid to bounce back from their recent loss against Crystal Palace, Manchester United manager, Ten Hag, has made a tactical change, opting for Mejbri over Pellistri. Additionally, Antony returns to the squad after being sidelined for non-sporting reasons. The defensive partnership of Varane and Lindelöf remains intact, while Amrabat continues on the left side of the defense. With Fernandes and Rashford providing support, Brazilian forward Hojlund spearheads the attacking line.
Galatasaray, lining up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, will rely on Icardi as their main attacking threat, supported by Tetê, Aktürkoglu, and Zaha.
Both teams are well aware of the importance of this fixture and will be eager to secure a crucial victory. Manchester United, in particular, will be looking to make the most of their home advantage and regain their winning momentum. With the likes of Fernandes and Rashford in fine form, the Red Devils possess the attacking prowess to trouble any defense.
Galatasaray, however, will not be pushovers. Their resilient display against Copenhagen demonstrated their ability to compete at this level. With Icardi leading the line and the creative talents of Tetê, Aktürkoglu, and Zaha, they have the potential to cause problems for Manchester United’s defense.
As the two teams take to the field, the stakes are high. Manchester United, with their rich history in European competitions, will be eager to assert their dominance once again. Galatasaray, on the other hand, will be determined to make their mark and continue their journey in the Champions League.
This clash promises to be an intriguing battle between two sides vying for victory. The outcome of this match could have a significant impact on the trajectory of both teams’ Champions League campaigns.
Manchester United : Onana – Dalot, Varane, Lindelöf, Amrabat – Casemiro, Mount – Mejbri, Fernandes, Rashford – Hojlund
Galatasaray : Muslera – Boey, Sanchez, Bardakci, Angelino – Ayhan, Toreira – Tetê, Aktürkoglu, Zaha – Icardi.