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.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!