Manchester United have lost three out of four games in this group leaving Erik ten Hag’s side bottom of Group A. However they are still just one point off of second spot thanks to Bayern Munich running away with the group. Galatasaray won at Old Trafford earlier this season and now United must make amends in Istanbul.
The Red Devils head to Istanbul knowing they will be unable to reach the knockout stage if they lose. The last time these two sides met in Istanbul in 1993, United were knocked out after drawing 0-0 in the return leg, following a 3-3 draw game result in the first leg at Old Trafford.
United head into the game with several first-team players injured, while Marcus Rashford serves a one-match ban after he was sent off in the 4-3 loss at Copenhagen earlier this month.
Head-to-Head (Since 2010)
Galatasaray: 2 Wins
Manchester United: 2 Wins
Draws: 0 Draws
FORM (Last Five Games)
Galatasaray: W L L W W
Manchester United: W W L W L
Players to Watch
Wilfried Zaha (Galatasaray) – Former Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha is fit as he looks to score against United for the second time this season. Zaha has already scored 5 goals and created 1 assist this season in 10 games. He has the second highest rating in the team second only to Icardi.
Kobbie Mainoo (Manchester United) – Injury delayed the start of his 2022-23 season, but his performance against Everton was worth the wait. Mainoo has the makings of United’s next great midfielder. The 18-year-old completed 83 per cent of his 46 passes, having 61 touches, producing 12 ball carries and more impressively keeping Man Utd’s 1-0 lead intact, clearing a shot off the line with Idrissa Gueye inches away from bringing Everton level.