Manchester United will play Galatasaray in the UCL

In Wednesday's Group A match against Galatasaray, Manchester United travels to Rams Park in Istanbul, needing to win to have any hope of advancing to the Champions League knockout stages

(Football news) With just three points under their belt, the Red Devils remain at the bottom of the section, while their opponents are only one point and one spot ahead of them going into the penultimate gameweek.

It takes a lot of skill to hold Bayern Munich at bay for 80 minutes at the Allianz Arena, and Galatasaray nearly came away from their matchday four match against the Bundesliga champions with a hard-earned point.

The England captain gave Bayern some much-needed breathing room with his second goal of the game in the 86th minute, but Cedric Bakambu’s strike set up a tight conclusion. Harry Kane’s late header from Joshua Kimmich’s free kick broke the deadlock.

Bakambu’s goal in injury time would prove to be only a consolation, though, as Galatasaray painfully lost the opportunity to secure a top-two spot in Group A. Three clubs will now square off for second place in the group, with group champions Bayern Munich cheering them on with popcorn in hand.

Although they are tied with Copenhagen on points but have a lower goal differential than their Danish opponents, Okan Buruk’s team’s fate remains unclear this week. However, a loss combined with a surprising Copenhagen victory over Bayern would put them in a risky situation ahead of a potential winner-take-all match against the Scandinavians on December 12.

Three days after being defeated in Bavaria, Buruk’s team lost to Hatayspor in the Turkish Super Lig for the first time this season. However, the hosts went back to form on Saturday, demolishing Alanyaspor 4-0, with former Red Devils youth product Wilfried Zaha among the scorers.

Although Zaha was a gifted young winger who was unable to reach his full potential at Manchester United, Alejandro Garnacho, one of the Red Devils’ current attacking proteges, has already made a lasting impression on Premier League history by honoring the likes of Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, and others.

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