Galatasaray vs Man United: Confirmed Red Devils Squad for Decisive Champions League Cracker

Galatasaray vs Man United: Confirmed Red Devils Squad for Decisive Champions League Cracker

Fred Kennedy
updated at November 29, 2023 at 10:22 AM
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  • Manchester United have confirmed their squad that will face Galatasaray in the UCL
  • Marcus Rashford was a conspicuous miss from the 22-man travelling team for the tie
  • United need a positive result from the tie to increase their chances of qualifying for the last 16

Manchester United have confirmed a 22-man squad for the Champions League cracker against Galatasaray slated for Wednesday night.

The Red Devils need nothing short of a victory in the tie to increase their chance of qualifying for the knockout phase of the European competition.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag gives a team talk before a training session at the Trafford Training Centre in Carrington. Photo by Martin Rickett.
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag gives a team talk before a training session at the Trafford Training Centre in Carrington. Photo by Martin Rickett.
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United have endured a frustrating campaign in the competition, winning only one of the four fixtures they have played.

Their woeful run of form has them sitting bottom of Group A behind FC Copenhagen, Galatasaray, and leaders Bayern Munich.

As such, Erik ten Hag's charges will be desperate to see off Galatasaray when they square off, with The Mirror reporting that a defeat against the Turkish side will see them eliminated from the tournament.

Man United names Galatasaray squad

Ten Hag has now named a strong 22-man squad for their fifth round of the Group A fixtures, with youngsters Dan Gore and Joe Hugill making the team.

Manchester Evening News reports that Rasmus Hojlund, who scored twice that evening, is available for selection after missing Sunday's 3-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park.

Brazilian winger Antony is also part of the travelling squad despite missing the Everton trip.

Full Man United squad:

Goalkeepers: Altay Bayindir, Tom Heaton, Andre Onana

Defenders: Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Sergio Reguilon, Luke Shaw, Raphael Varane, Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Midfielders: Sofyan Amrabat, Bruno Fernandes, Dan Gore, Hannibal, Kobbie Mainoo, Scott McTominay.

Forwards: Antony, Alejandro Garnacho, Rasmus Hojlund, Joe Hugill, Anthony Martial, Facundo Pellistri.

What Man United need to qualify

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Manchester United are facing the prospect of missing out on a spot in the last 16 of the Champions League this season after a difficult start to their campaign.

While United and Bayern appeared as the firm favourites to seal the top two slots in the group, the former have been far from convincing and are in danger of being dumped out of the tournament.

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