Galatasaray Robson 3 Hakan Şükür 14 og Cantona 80 Arif Erdem 16 Türkyilmaz 32, 64 ... 20/10/1993. It took the combined efforts of the [assistant] manager, Brian Kidd, and a few of the players to restrain him. "We had a few who could look after themselves," said Bruce. Valencia's floated cross from the right sat nicely for Zlatan and, even though he did not catch his spectacular shot flush, he still picked out the bottom corner on the second bounce for his first goal in Manchester United colours. A combination of a lively pitch, Galatasaray's man-to-man marking and time wasting, not to mention United's painful lack of street wisdom, meant United got no momentum and did not create a single clear chance. Merse: Partey 'number one signing of summer', 'A desperate position' - Nev's damning Man Utd verdict. That seemed impossible when United took an early 2-0 lead in the first leg at Old Trafford. At the time, there were bigger problems with officialdom to worry about. It did not end there. It was not only the inexperienced who picked up new tricks; the whole club learned about man-to-man marking, the need for central-midfield discipline, not to mention the alien environments they would encounter on their quest to lift the giant trophy. "They will be waiting for you at the airport," promised Galatasaray's German manager Reiner Hollmann after the first leg, with a twinkle in his eye. The way the chanting was organised, one side of the ground followed by the other, gave new meaning to the phrase "end-to-end stuff".
Eventually he plumped for Hughes, to general astonishment. Schmeichel erroneously thought he was burning a United flag. Brundle: Mercedes mastery & Hamilton's comments. Galatasaray fully deserved to go through. "After more than three decades of reporting British involvement in the European Cup, it is difficult to remember another occasion when genuinely outstanding challengers from this country fell so pathetically short of their true standards on a foreign ground.". "If it had smashed through I'd have been dead," he said. I'll no' be going back!" United were cruising towards the retention of the Premier League; going into the second leg, they had a staggering 11-point lead after only 13 games. "The most incredible noise I've ever experienced in my life," said Gary Neville, who at the time was an 18-year-old with one first-team appearance to his name. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. "No Champions League for Manchester United, and in the Ali Sami Yen stadium here yesterday they made a poor case for belonging to anybody's league of champions," wrote David Lacey in this paper. United were an exceptionally hard team with a spine of Schmeichel, Bruce, Pallister, Paul Ince, Roy Keane, Mark Hughes and Cantona. "We gave as good as we got. Friendly Match. Rashford was one of those introduced, and the youngster's sparkling second-half display will surely have forced him into Mourinho's first-team plans for the start of the season. Man. "Wellcome to the Hell!" Old Trafford, Manchester. Galatasaray were an accomplished side – their spine of Bulent Korkmaz, Tugay and Hakan Sukur was also the spine of the Turkey side that ended 42 years on the periphery of international football by qualifying for Euro 96 – yet far from world-beaters. A number of United players were assaulted by police; Steve Bruce was almost maimed by a flying brick; and 164 United fans were thrown in the cells without food or drink and then deported for the crime of breathing in oxygen.
Lee Sharpe had a goal disallowed but the best opportunity went to Gala, with Schmeichel making a remarkable save from Hakan. They had won the title only because of an 8-0 away win at Ankaragucu SK on the final day of the previous season; and in the 10 games they played in the European Cup that season, their only two victories were against Cork City, each by a single goal. As he walked past a bellboy and smiled politely, the bellboy drew his finger across his throat. "It was a terrifying business which had nothing to do with sport, and can be categorised objectively as an absolute disgrace." On the day of the match, the majority of fans arrived eight or nine hours before the game. In the Times, Hughes said that "The better team by some distance prevailed." "There can be no excuse for that terrible performance and I'm not going to waste time looking for one," said Ferguson in the aftermath of the game. First it assaulted the English ears.
The lively Bruma scored a classy second from the edge of the box (40) to give the Turkish club a half-time lead, but the game was turned on its head after the break. It took a long time for the anger to go away. Man Utd-Arsenal player ratings: Partey impresses, Pogba poor, Klopp defends Salah after penalty criticism, Marcus Rashford is fouled by the Galatasaray goalkeeper to win a penalty, Swedish fans wear replica Zlatan Ibrahimovic shirts before the game, Ibrahimovic scored this stunning bicycle kick on his club debut, We would like your feedback, please fill in our survey. "They pulled every stroke in the book." Man. Click here for footage of United's trip to Istanbul, Joe Gorman: The striker had a successful spell in Australia but guest players were a short-term solution for the game's problems, Simon Burnton: In 1925 Albert Pape caused outrage by joining Manchester United a few hours before he was due to play them, Available for everyone, funded by readers.