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Manchester United vs Galatasaray LIVE: Champions League team news and line-ups as Antony returns to squad

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The Uefa Champions League continues with matchday two starting on Tuesday night, as Manchester United get their first chance to play in front of their fans in the competition this season. They’ll be hosting Turkish side Galatasaray and looking to kick-start their European campaign having been beaten 4-3 by Bayern Munich in their opener.At the same time, Galatasaray fought back from two goals down against Copenhagen to pick up a point, leaving Man United bottom in Group A after the first round of fixtures.While the Red Devils therefore are in sore need of a victory, the form guide is strongly against them doing so – they’ve lost four of the last six including a home weekend defeat to Crystal Palace. Follow the latest news and updates from Man United vs Galatasary below and get the latest odds and tips here.Man United vs Galatasaray – LIVE updatesKick-off at 8pm BST on TNT SportsLatest news on Man United’s protracted takeoverMAN UTD XI: Onana, Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Amrabat, Casemiro, Mount, Fernandes, Hannibal, Rashford, HojlundGALA XI: Muslera, Boey, Sanchez, Abdulkerim, Kaan, Torreira, Tete, Kerem A, Zaha, IcardiManchester United FC – Galatasaray Spor KulübüMan Utd vs Galatasaray – live updates19:21 , Karl MatchettIn the first round of matches neither of these teams managed a victory, but Galatasaray will at least be pleased they avoided defeat after being two goals down.They drew 2-2 with Copenhagen, while Man United lost 4-3 to Bayern Munich in an entertaining match.PGMOL release audio and review findings after Luis Diaz’s disallowed goal for Liverpool19:15 , Karl MatchettThe refereeing body, Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), have released another statement surrounding what happened for the disallowed Luis Diaz goal for Liverpool in their defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League at the weekend.Clarifying that a review has taken place, PGMOL also released a further statement along with the audio between match officials from that fixture, saying that “key learnings and immediate actions taken” had been sent on to the Anfield club and the rest of the Premier League, which features an improved communication protocol and double-checking outcomes between the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) and the assistant of the same role.Additionally, the FA along with the refs’ body has opted to “review the policy” of allowing officials to take charge of fixtures outside of their usual appointed domestic and international or intercontinental ones, after further criticism as it emerged Simon Hooper and his team – those involved in the Tottenham vs Liverpool match – were on duty in a UAE-based fixture just 48 hours earlier.During the released audio file the exchange between officials can be heard as they follow the play through to its culmination – Diaz scoring – and then arranging the 2D line to check his position.Once the line is touching the defender’s boot and shows Luis Diaz onside by a significant distance, VAR Darren England says out loud: “And stop, check complete, check complete. That’s fine, perfect.” The audio and video then show the match resuming, until the Replay Operator steps in to say “Wait, the on-field decision was offside.” He then questions if “Daz” – Darren England – is “happy” with the outcome of play continuing, with England not appearing to immediately grasp the situation before swearing when he realises the magnitude of his error.Full report and statements here:PGMOL release audio and review after Diaz’s disallowed goal for LiverpoolGalatasaray lineup – Zaha starts against former club19:09 , Karl MatchettA couple of familiar faces to Premier League fans in the Turkish team’s lineup, with Wilf Zaha in attack being the pick of them.GALA XI: Muslera, Boey, Sanchez, Abdulkerim, Kaan, Torreira, Tete, Kerem A, Zaha, IcardiMan Utd lineup – Antony returns to the team19:06 , Karl MatchettErik ten Hag has returned Brazilian winger Antony to the squad after his recent absence while speaking to police, amid investigations over accusations of assault.He returns to the bench, with Mason Mount in the team as United seek a win.MAN UTD XI: Onana, Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Amrabat, Casemiro, Mount, Fernandes, Hannibal, Rashford, Hojlund‘No excuse’ for Man United to lose at home to Crystal Palace, says Erik ten Hag18:53 , Karl MatchettErik ten Hag said he understood the supporters who booed Manchester United off after their 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace and admitted there was no excuse for the result.United suffered a fifth defeat already this season and a second in as many league games at Old Trafford after Joachim Andersen scored for Roy Hodgson’s team.And Ten Hag said: “I understand. When we played at home we play Crystal Palace, we have to win. With all respect, I know every game in is very difficult, you have to play your best and I understand fans expecting a win and we didn’t win. We lost.”The United manager was reluctant to use mitigating factors to try and justify a disappointing result and their inconsistent start to the campaign.‘No excuse’ for Man United to lose at home to Crystal Palace, says Ten HagDavid Beckham recalls first meeting Alex Ferguson after Manchester United signing18:47 , Karl MatchettDavid Beckham has recalled how he looked up to Sir Alex Ferguson as a “father figure” during his time at Manchester United in a clip from his upcoming Netflix docuseries, Beckham.In a teaser clip ahead of the docuseries’ release, the legendary footballer holds up a photograph of one of the first times the pair met.The docuseries also features footage of a young Beckham describing what it was like to sign for United.“[Sir Alex was] one of the most important people in my life from the age of 12, 13,” Beckham said.Watch the video here.Sir Jim Ratcliffe reportedly considering minority stake bid for Manchester United18:38 , Karl MatchettSir Jim Ratcliffe is considering changing his bid and buying a minority stake in Manchester United, according to reports.Ineos founder Ratcliffe, who had attempted to buy Chelsea last year, joined the race to purchase United in January and had been the sole bidder before Sheikh Jassim entered the running a month later.A lengthy takeover saga has followed with numerous bids entered by both boyhood fan Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim, but no progress has been made over any potential change of ownership from the Glazer family, who announced in November they were open to selling the club.Manchester United’s valuation on the New York Stock Exchange plummeted by more than £500million last month in the wake of reports the Glazers may not sell.Sir Jim Ratcliffe reportedly considering minority stake bid for Manchester UnitedRaphael Varane reveals formula for Manchester United to claim Champions League glory18:30 , Karl MatchettRaphael Varane has won the Champions League more often than Manchester United have. Which, given Europe’s importance to United’s identity, is an indication of the Frenchman’s success in his time at Real Madrid. It ought to mean few are more qualified to discuss what it takes the secure the club game’s most prestigious prize.And, on the face of it, United scarcely look candidates. Languishing 10th in the Premier League, defeated in their last two top-flight games at Old Trafford and fortunate to only be beaten 4-3 by Bayern Munich in their Champions League opener this season, they have not reached the competition’s semi-final since Sir Alex Ferguson retired. They have only progressed to two quarter-finals in the subsequent 10 years: once under David Moyes, once with an almost surreal conclusion to a visit to Paris Saint-Germain under then caretaker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Neither their stuttering start to the season nor their decade of disappointment bodes well but Varane argued they can win the competition.Raphael Varane reveals formula for Manchester United to claim Champions League glorySheikh Jassim makes Manchester United takeover decision as Sir Jim Ratcliffe considers new bid18:24 , Karl MatchettThe Qatari businessman Sheikh Jassim still wants to buy Manchester United outright after Sir Jim Ratcliffe considered altering his bid to take a minority stake in the club.United have been up for sale since last November when the owners, the Glazer family, announced a strategic review.Sheikh Jassim, a banker, and the British petrochemicals billionaire Ratcliffe, through his company Ineos, have emerged as the two most persistent bidders, submitting offers that have valued the club at around £5bn. The Glazers are thought to want more.Ratcliffe, a lifelong United supporter, had proposed buying a majority stake in a deal which would have left the Glazers with a stake in the club their late father, Malcolm, acquired in a leveraged buyout in 2005. Two of the six Glazer siblings – Joel and Avram – are thought to be particularly keen not to sell up completely.Sheikh Jassim makes Man Utd takever decision as Sir Jim Ratcliffe considers new bidIs Manchester United vs Galatasaray on TV? Channel, start time and how to watch Champions League15:38 , Karl MatchettManchester United will hope to get back on track in the Champions League as they host Galatasaray in their second Group A fixture.Erik ten Hag’s side were beaten by Bayern Munich in the opening fixture of their European campaign despite scoring twice late on in a hectic end to a 4-3 defeat in Germany.The club’s stuttering start to the Premier League season has since continued with an unconvincing win over Burnley followed by a narrow home defeat to Crystal Palace.Galatasaray, conversely, are yet to lose in the league this season and took a point from their Group A opener against FC Copenhagen.Here’s everything you need to know.Is Man United vs Galatasaray on TV? Channel, time and how to watch Champions League

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