Man United Midfielder Looking Forward to ‘Amazing Atmosphere’ Against Galatasaray

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Manchester United face a tough task to keep their Champions League hopes alive when they travel to Galatasaray on Wednesday.

Erik ten Hag’s side are rooted to the bottom of Group A after defeats to Bayern Munich, Copenhagen and Galatasaray.

Another defeat in Istanbul would end United’s Champions League hopes with a match to spare.

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United midfielder Bruno Fernandes knows it is going to ‘be tough’ but that his side have shown they are capable of getting themselves out of ‘difficult situations’.

“In the (playing) group the feeling is that we have to win both games we have ahead to hope to go through,” Fernandes said ahead of the trip to Galatasaray.

“We know that’s going to be tough, it’s going to be difficult but we have to think that we can do it because we have done it in the past in difficult situations.

“We get through some difficult periods, so we just have to do it again.”

Fernandes admitted that United have to perform better especially away from home but that are ‘confident’ eating into the Galatasaray clash.

“Obviously sometimes you don’t get the results you want but we feel confident because we have confidence in the team we have, in the players we have, in the process we are (going) through,” he added.

“We know that it’s already the second year with this manager, so some of the things have to be better and we have to improve that on the road to win games.”

Fernandes also revealed that he is really looking forward to the atmosphere in Istanbul.

Galatasaray fans are notorious for creating an intense atmosphere in home games and United have never actually beat the Red-Yellows away from home.

“We prepare for that,” the Portugal international said. “I think when you are a kid you want to play in this kind of atmosphere.

“You know that Galatasaray away is going to be great, is going to be an amazing atmosphere.

“I think, me as a player I love playing (in these) kind of stadiums because it’s a big boost for you.

“I know it’s going to come against you, but it has to be a big boost playing in stadiums with a crowd like that.

“We’re pretty sure that our away fans will really give us something too.”

Galatasaray head into the match day five clash in high spirits after beating Alanyaspor 4-0 in the Super Lig over the weekend.

The Lions have lost their last two games in the Champions League but did put on a good performance in both games against group leaders Bayern Munich who have already qualified.