Galatasaray vs Man United – Confirmed Starting Lineups Revealed

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Galatasaray take on Manchester United in the Champions League Group A match day 5 clash in Istanbul today at 17:45 GMT.

The Lions will be without Davinson Sanchez at centre-back due to injury but Abdulkadir Bardakci did recover in time and will start in defence alongside Kaan Ayhan; a surprise decision as Victor Nelsson was expected to start.

Sacha Boey gets the nod at right-back while Anjelino starts on the left.

Lions manager Okan Buruk pulled no surprises upfront with key striker Mauro Icardi starting up front.

Where he did spring a surprise however, was with starting Tanguy Ndombele in central midfielder alongside Lucas Torreira.

Ndombele was brought back into the team in the 4-0 win against Alanyaspor over the weekend after time in the wilderness. In fact, it looked like his time at the club was up at one stage after rumoured clashes with the manager and criticisms over his weight.

However, he has won back the trust of Buruk and starts.

Wilfried Zaha starts against his former team on the wing alongside Hakim Ziyech on the other wing and Dries Martins as a no 10.

United meanwhile have made four changes heading into the game, Hojlund gets a start despite being an injury risk.

Galatasaray head into the clash having already beaten United in the group recording a 3-2 victory away from home; their first win at Old Trafford.

Another win tonight would see United crash out of the competition with a game still left to play.

Confirmed Starting Lineups

Galatasaray XI: Muslera, Angelino, Kaan Ayhan, Abdulkerim, Sacha Boey, Lucas Torreira, Tanguy Ndombele, Hakim Ziyech, Dries Martins, Wilfried Zaha

Manchester United XI: Onana, Lindelof, Amrabat, Maguire, Bruno Fernandes, Hojlund, Garnacho, Antony, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, McTominay