Turkish Galatasaray awaits the English vice champion Manchester United at the Türk Telekom Arena stadium after shocking defeat against Karabukspor 1-3.
The guests from Manchester have already clinched the first place of Group H ,so Sir Alex Ferguson can send a mixed first team to the pitch,while the hosts share the second place with four points with the Romanian Cluj which they defeated in the last round of Champions league,with a hat trick of Burak Yilmaz.
Galatasaray in domestic competition is doing good,and before the last match and defeat ,they played a draw against Mersin 1-1,achieved 3-1 victory over Istanbul BB and the home victory of 3-0 against Kayseri.Currently they are holding the first place in National league having 22 points.
Manchester United this season has shown a great fighting spirit,by lot of comebacks.Sir Alex troops 8 games from the last 10 in total in which 6 of them were after going behind.Some of these victories were an important ones like against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and against Arsenal at Old Trafford by which they surpassed Chelsea temporarily on the Premier league top.
However,in the last round United suffered an expected away defeat against Norwich,and drop on the second place,behind Man City.The gap is not to big,only one point.
The last match between Galatasaray and Man Utd at the Old Trafford has finished with 1-0 victory of Red Devils,but it wasn’t an easy match.Still,it should be pointed out,that United boss A.Ferguson has rested a few players then.
Galatasaray Team News
Czech defender Tomas Ujfalusi is still unavailable for the home team,but for now he is only player who is 100% out for this match,while Sabri Sarioglu is doubtful.
Galatasaray lineup : Muslera;Eboue, Cris, Nounkeu, Balta ;Altintop, Inan, Melo ;Bulut, Yilmaz, Amrabat;
Man Utd Team News
Nani (hamstring) and Nemanja Vidic (knee) still injured and will not be available for this match.Except them,almost a complete United´s first team Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs, David De Gea, Antonio Valencia and Paul Scholes will be rested.
Man Utd probable lineup : Lindegaard;Rafael, Jones, Wootton, Buttner ;Anderson, Carrick, Fletcher;Young;Welbeck, Chicharito
Match Prediction : While the hosts will seek an important victory for them,the guests don’t have anything to lose here.Still United is one of the biggest team in the world,and their reserve team still can provide a good resistance.However,we have decided here to take tip both teams to score.
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