Wesley Sneijder named in Galatasaray squad set to face Man Utd

Galatasaray have named their squad set to face Manchester United in Sweden ahead of the pre-season clash on Saturday.
The Lions are currently in Denmark as part of their pre-season tour but will be travelling to Sweden later on today.
Galatasaray star Wesley Sneijder has been included in the squad and will face his former manager Jose Mourinho.

Sneijder did of course play under the stewardship of Mourinho while at Inter Milan where the duo lifted the UEFA Champions League and Serie A under the Portuguese manager.

Mourinho and Sneijder remain close friends despite both moving on from Inter.

Sneijder backed Mourinho throughout his tough time at Chelsea last season.

“He is not only good coach, he’s also a good person. People love it when he fails, But he deserves respect for what has done, especially in your country,” Sneijder told the Portuguese daily newspaper O Jogo.

Mourinho has also made no secret of his admiration for the Dutch star in the past and even described him as being his ‘perfect number 10’.

“Who is my perfect number 10? Wesley Sneijder and Deco. Because they could defend, get in the box and finish goals? Yes.” Mourinho was quoted as saying in the Telegraph.

Galatasaray will however, be without Lukas Podolski who is on extended leave after reaching the Euro 2016 semi-finals with Germany.
The Istanbul giants will also be without Umut Bulut, Olcan Adın, Tarık Çamdal and Endoğan Adili.
Portugal U21 star Bruma is also in the squad and has scored five times in his last four friendly games.
Galatasaray squad:
Fernando Muslera, Serdar Aziz, Hamit Altıntop, Ryan Donk, Yasin Öztekin, Selçuk İnan, Wesley Sneijder, Martin Linnes, Blerim Dzemaili, Emrah Başsan, Sinan Gümüş, Cenk Gönen, Bruma, Aurelien Chedjou, Hakan Balta, Lionel Carole, Salih Dursun, Berk İsmail Ünsal, Semih Kaya, Sabri Sarıoğlu, Eray İşcan, Gökay Güney, Birhan Vatansever.