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Owen Hargreaves blames two Man United players for Galatasaray goal in Champions League draw



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Manchester United drew 3-3 against Galatasaray in the Champions League after giving away a two-goal lead.

The Reds started the game excellently and were two goals to the good within the opening 20 minutes thanks to strikes from Alejandro Garnacho and Bruno Fernandes.

However, that dominance was not further capitalised on before Galatasaray found their own goal through a string of poor decisions.

It was a foul made by Fernandes as the hosts broke through on the counter-attack but former United midfielder Owen Hargreaves believed the captain was let down by Scott McTominay, who was way out of position as United looked to score themselves beforehand.

“It’s not really a mistake (from Bruno Fernandes), you see Scott McTominay at the top of the pitch and Bruno Fernandes there,” started Hargreaves on TNT Sports.

“If Scott is in his more natural position, Bruno wouldn’t have to make that run all the way back. He’s the captain, making a run back, obviously on the wrong side and fouls, just because he has to.

“But really, if you’re 2-0 up then you need to be in the right position.”

The ex-Premier League and Bayern Munich player also believed that the strike from Hakim Ziyech could’ve been saved by Andre Onana had he not gambled with the shot being across goal.

“Onana takes a step to his left when he probably shouldn’t, it’s not really a great free-kick,” he added. “If Onana stands still he probably saves it but when he takes the step to his left, he can’t get back.”

Galatasaray would go onto draw the game due to further mistakes from Andre Onana. It was standard Manchester United in the Champions League this season.