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Manchester United confirm Erik ten Hag XI to face Galatasaray (Champions League)



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Erik ten Hag is starting Rasmus Højlund and Antony as he prepares Manchester United to face Galatasaray in the Champions League.

Manchester United are entering back-to-back must-win fixtures in the Champions League as they sit at the bottom of Group A in the competition.

Erik ten Hag‘s Reds must defeat both Galatasaray and Bayern Munich in the final two games of the group stage if they want to advance into the knock-out section of the competition.

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“You have to stay calm in your head and don’t get too emotional,” Ten Hag said in relation to how United will react to what is expected to be a hostile atmosphere. “You need emotions, but you have to control it. Don’t give them anything, don’t give the refereeing as well that moment that they are going to take.

“So you have to stay away from such moments. But we know how to deal with it. You have to play confident and make it your game, it’s not that important how the opponent is playing; it’s important how we are playing, how we are dealing with possession, out of possession.

“We will make a good plan, but at the end of the moment, the players have to decide. They have to manage the game.”

The line-ups for the tie have been confirmed.

Manchester United

Starting XI: Onana, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelöf, Shaw, Amrabat, McTominay, Fernandes, Antony, Højlund, Garnacho.

Subs: Bayındır, Heaton, Dalot, Varane, Reguilón, Gore, Hannibal, Mainoo, Pellistri, Hugill, Martial.


Starting XI: Muslera, Boey, Abdulkerim Bardakci, Kaan Ayhan, Angelino, Torreira, Ndombele, Ziyech, Mertens, Zaha, Icardi.

Subs: TBC