The match at RAMS Park kicked off at 20:45. Spanish referee Jose Maria Sanchez is whistling the match.
The yellow-red team, who won and drew once and lost twice in their 4 matches in Group A, collected 4 points. Galatasaray is in 3rd place in the group where Germany’s Bayern Munich is the undefeated leader with an average after Denmark’s Copenhagen.
Manchester United, on the other hand, earned 3 points with 1 win and entered the 5th week in last place.
Galatasaray had won the away match against the English representative 3-2.
Galatasaray: Muslera, Boey, Abdülkerim Bardakcı, Kaan Ayhan, Angelino, Torreira, Ndombele, Ziyech, Mertens, Zaha, Icardi
Manchester United: Onana, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelöf, Shaw, McTominay, Amrabat, Antony, Bruno Fernandes, Garnacho, Hojlund
Galatasaray can secure European qualification
With a win, the yellow-red team will be guaranteed to continue on their path in Europe.
If Galatasaray defeats Manchhester United in front of their fans, they will increase their points tally to 7 and will have a 4-point gap with their opponents before the last week. Depending on the results of the last week, “Cimbom” will continue its journey in the UEFA Europa League in the worst case scenario.
Davinson Sanchez absent
Davinson Sanchez, one of the most important players in Galatasaray’s defense, will not play in the giant clash due to injury.
Critical absentees at Manchester United
The “Reds” are without the services of seven players in Istanbul.
In addition to Marcus Rashford, who is suspended, Mason Mount, Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia, Jonny Evans, Christian Eriksen and Casemiro are also unable to play against Galatasaray due to injuries.
Icardi and Zaha in goal for Galatasaray
Mauro Icardi and Wilfried Zaha will be the players closest to changing the score in the yellow-red team.
Icardi, who has found the back of the net 35 times in the 2023 calendar year, will be the team’s main scoring threat at RAMS Park. The Argentine star, who also found the net in the first match in England, has scored 13 goals in the Super League and 5 in the UEFA Champions League this season.
Zaha, who has found the net 4 times in Galatasaray’s last 3 Super League matches, has scored a total of 6 goals in official competitions. Zaha, who has played in England for a long time, has managed to find the net 4 times in his last five official matches against Manchester United. The Ivory Coast star also scored in the first match at Old Trafford Stadium, contributing to his team’s victory.
Challenging atmosphere awaits Manchester United
It is reported that more than 50 thousand fans will watch the Galatarasay-Manchester United match.
The fans will be one of the most important trump cards of the yellow-reds, who have not fallen below 40 thousand spectators in home matches this season, in the critical Manchester United match.