‘Could Have Scored More’ – Galatasaray Boss Reacts to Man United Draw

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Galatasaray manager Okan Buruk expressed satisfaction with the 3-3 draw against Manchester United in the Champions League but believes his team could have won the match.

The Turkish giants fought back from a two-goal deficit twice to earn a point at home, keeping their hopes of reaching the knockout stages alive.

United took an early two goal lead before Galatasaray pulled one back before half time but the visitors extended their two goal cushion once again early in the second half.

Galatasaray managed to fight back with goals from Hakim Ziyech and the equaliser from Kerem Akturkoglu.

Buruk highlighted Galatasaray’s dominance in the match, with eight of their 16 shots on target compared to United’s two.

“We had 58 per cent of the ball in the match, and we got into a lot of scoring positions,” said Buruk. “We could have scored more.

“Man United are one of the most established and successful teams in the Premier League and we have scored six goals in two matches against them. We could have won, but a draw is not a bad result for us. We leave here happy.”

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While satisfied with a point, Buruk believes Galatasaray missed an opportunity to secure a victory.

The Turkish side will now face Copenhagen in their final group match, needing a win to guarantee a place in the next round.

Buruk added: “We wrote an epic there 23 years ago and now we go back to write another. Copenhagen are a very good team, with great fans.

“It’s a tough place to go, but we hope we can achieve another famous success there by showcasing the quality of our players.”