Manchester United look to avert the impending crisis when they take on Galatasaray in the second group match of the Champions League Group A.
The Red Devils suffered a 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace in the league on Saturday, while Galatasaray will enter the contest off the back of a 2-1 victory over Ankaragucu in Turkey’s top flight, which has left them top of the division.
Man United are already playing catch-up in Group A due to their loss in Munich, and there is certainly pressure on Ten Hag to deliver a positive result on Tuesday, before the team switches their attention back to the Premier League, welcoming Brentford to Old Trafford on October 7.
Man United have faced Galatasaray on six previous occasions, leading the head-to-head two wins to one, while three of their meetings have finished all square; the two teams last met in the group stage of the 2012-13 Champions League, with the Red Devils winning 1-0 at Old Trafford but losing 1-0 in Turkey.
The hosts will be without defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw, Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia, Kobbie Mainoo and Amad Diallo through injury on Tuesday night.
Sergio Reguilon missed out against Palace due to a minor injury, but he could make a timely return to the XI here at left-back, which may allow Sofyan Amrabat to move into central midfield alongside Casemiro.
Galatasaray, meanwhile, will again be without the services of Kazimcan Karatas through injury; Hakim Ziyech is also a major doubt for the visitors, having only been able to train individually on Sunday morning due to a knock. Davinson Sanchez is also in line for a starting role in the middle of the defence, while ex-Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is set to feature in central midfield alongside Kerem Demirbay.
Manchester United XI: Onana; Dalot, Varane, Lindelof, Reguilon; Casemiro, Amrabat; Fernandes, Mount, Rashford; Hojlund
Galatasaray XI: Muslera; Boey, Sanchez, Bardakci, Angelino; Torreira, Demirbay; Zaha, Mertens, Akturkoglu; Icardi
United might be struggling but this is due to injuries in the team. On a good day, they’ll give anyone a proper run for their money. They will concede, but this is a game they should win.
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