Manchester United did the business last night with a Champions League victory, beating Galatasaray 1-0 courtesy of a seventh minute beauty from Michael Carrick. Nani missed a penalty and at this level, you simply can’t have players doing that.
The score remained the same until full-time with Nani missing a second-half penalty, and Sir Alex Ferguson has stated that he is pleased to start the European campaign with victory.
“I think we expected a tough game. Galatasaray have a lot of experience,” the legendary Scot told Sky Sports.
“In the first half we kept giving ball away and we let them counter-attack. But second half we were much more solid at the back, they never made any chances and we could have scored four or five.
“But it was a good open game and good, old European game. They were confident in their play and possession and you get that with these European teams and that is not a problem, you just have to be patient – and with the chances we missed we kept ourselves on the edge.
“Getting three points first is the most important thing – three points is important and with Cluj beating Braga it sets up a really interesting game,” he concluded.
United will now travel to Merseyside to take on Liverpool on Sunday in the Premier League where it is difficult to see them losing.