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Man Utd vs Galatasaray: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

Manchester United get their champions league campaign under way as they welcome Galatasaray to Old Trafford on Wednesday night. Here’s a preview for the game

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Manchester United get their champions league campaign under way as they welcome Galatasaray to Old Trafford on Wednesday night. 

Sir Alex Ferguson will lead his side out for a record 17th consecutive season in the champions league but will be looking to avoid a repeat of last years fiasco which saw United fail to get past the group stages, despite a relatively favourable draw. If you liked to bet on nfl football you’d have got some great odds of United not qualifying from that group last year, that’s for sure!

Fergie has admitted they underestimated the opposition last term by fielding weakened sides and stressed there would be no repeat this year, and the Scot is expected to play his strongest side against the Turks.

However, United will need to improve upon their recent poor record in Europe, having won just three of their last eleven matches and losing four from the last five.

Galatasaray return to the champions league after a five year absence and go into the game in good form having won three of their four league games so far this season.

Team News

United are set to recall striker Robin van Persie after the Dutchman was rested for the weekend’s 4-0 win over Wigan.

Defender Patrice Evra is also expected to return to the starting line-up after he also missed Saturday’s action with a minor knock.

David de Gea is pushing for a recall but Fergie may decide to stick with Anders Linegaard between the sticks. Antonio Valencia and Shinji Kagawa should return while Tom Cleverley and Jonny Evans also also in contention to start.

United are still without Wayne Rooney, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones, who remain on the sidelines.

Galatasaray will be without the injured defensive duo of Tomas Ujfalusi and Sabri Sarioglu, but Brazil midfielder Felipe Melo – on loan from Juventus – is likely to play despite a minor knock.

Umut Bulut is expected to partner Elmander in attack after hitting five goals in four games so far this season.

Likely Line-ups

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Predicted Score

Sir Alex Ferguson doesn’t take failure very well so we should expect United to be going all-out to ensure they secure qualification from the group stages as quickly as possible. Despite Galatasaray’s impressive domestic form, we can only see a home win here. Man Utd 2-0 Galatasaray.

What would your team be? What do you think the score will be? Get involved in the comments section.

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  1. Jack

    September 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    I think for chelsea,they willl struggle tonight though i anticipate for a draw (chelsea vs juv) As For my team,we gonna punish Gala very awkwardly.i predict(manutd 4-0galatasaray)

    • spam

      September 19, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      and your wrong because your also a drip

  2. Tapiwa

    September 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    man utd 3-galatasaray 1

  3. nadeem

    September 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    my favorite team will beat galatasaray by 3-0!

    i am from mauritius and am a 13 yrs old guy!!

    • spam

      September 19, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      and your a drip

  4. matthews

    September 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    United all the way,but last season still fresh in ma mind .

  5. th

    September 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Can’t see Ferdinand scholes playing Evans and cleverly instead and maybe anderson for carrick

  6. must1905

    September 19, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    some manu fans must have forgotten 93′ or they are under 25 years-old. tonight isn’t gonna be easy 4 them, be ready 4 another disappointment.

  7. Boratex

    September 19, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Manu wil lead by 4-1 2nite!!!

  8. freedom

    September 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    die hard united fan manutd are going to win tonight match by 4:0 thatz if firgie did,nt use that weaklin named carrick

  9. Christian

    September 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    In any condition my belive is that man u will win because last year our mindfied have alot of injuli will only manage 2 play carrick and park in our midf but know Thoms cleverely even kagawa and fletcher paul schole are both in our mindf. but i wonder why fergue alwasy like 2 play carrick in a big mach like this. but i belive seen he relise his mistake last year i think he will chang his mind by starting with Anderson and cleverley 2 day!

  10. vick martinez

    September 19, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    I think “chicharito”has to play with van persie on front,he is a natural striker,can score 6 out 10 chances…and today man u will beat the galatasaray team 3-0

  11. kungwa thaddeus

    September 19, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    man utd 6 galatasary 2

  12. Ayodeji

    September 19, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Man utd will surely win gal with 4-0,their nothing

  13. Qwajo Ansah

    September 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    I think Man U will win today’s game by 4-0.

  14. Boboye olamilekan

    September 19, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    United will humilate dem.

  15. Geff

    September 19, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    I see a 2-1 in favour of Galatasary

  16. Geff najoli

    September 19, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    I see a 2-1 in favour of Galatasary tonight…

  17. Twocolour

    September 19, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    United 3 vs 0 galatasarey

  18. Maxwell

    September 19, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Man utd 4:1 gal,2 goals 4rom rvp,a goal 4rom kagawa nd a goal 4rom val which will be the first goal 4rom utd b/4 their equolizing

  19. Maxwell

    September 19, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Man utd 4:1 gal,2 goals 4rom rvp,a goal 4rom kagawa nd a goal 4rom val which will be the first goal 4rom utd b/4 their equolizer

  20. Maxwelljullah

    September 19, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    D gea da silva,rio,vidic,evra cleverly,anderson nani, giggs kagawa robin van persie I CAN SEE 3goals@half-tym

  21. aroma

    September 19, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    we tnk GOD for our recent form but i knw d game 2nyt is gonna b tough but a 3-1 lead by united i gonna help

  22. Philliphs

    September 19, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Man u 3 – 1

  23. Prince Mus'ab Kirims

    September 19, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Based on my prediction Man utd 3 – 0 Galatasaray

  24. Hedriss

    September 19, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    I can see united winning by 3-0

  25. Andrew Lappia

    September 19, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    man u will beat by 4 goals -0 2nyt.

  26. James osagie

    October 1, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Man u 2

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