Man United Scout Galatasaray Star in Champions League Opener

Manchester United scouts were in attendance at the Rams Park in Istanbul on Wednesday night to watch Galatasaray’s Champions League Group A clash against Copenhagen, sources have told Turkish-Football.

The scouts were reportedly there to watch Galatasaray right-back Sacha Boey and keep track of the team who are also in Group A.

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Boey has been in impressive form for Galatasaray in recent seasons, and was closely linked with a move to the Premier League this summer but was convinced to stay for another season and compete in the Champions League.

In fact, the Lions reportedly turned down a £14.7m offer from Arsenal for Boey.

The France U21 international put on an impressive display against Copenhagen and played an instrumental role in the Lions comeback.

Copenhagen took a two goal lead against the run of play before Boey pulled one back on 86 minutes and Tete equalised just minutes later to rescue a point.

No other player made more tackles in the Champions League this week than Boey (8).

The 23-year-old is a versatile defender who can play at right-back, right wing-back, or center-back. He is also a good dribbler and passer, and he is known for his attacking ability.

Manchester United first choice right-back is Aaron Wan-Bissaka but he is injured with a hamstring injury and the team lack depth in his absence.

Diogo Dalot played played at right-back in the 4-3 defeat against Bayern Munich in the opening Champions League clash yesterday.

Boey would be a good addition to the United squad, and he could provide competition for Wan-Bissaka for the starting spot.

It remains to be seen whether Manchester United will make a move for Boey in the January transfer window. However, the fact that they sent scouts to watch him in the Champions League suggests that he is a player that they are interested in.