Erik ten Hag emphasizes the importance of maintaining composure in order to handle the intense environment at Galatasaray during Wednesday’s pivotal Champions League match.
Ten Hag’s team is currently in last place in Group A with three points, trailing behind the Turkish champions and second-place Copenhagen. The group leaders, Bayern Munich, have 12 points.
In 1993, Manchester United, led by Sir Alex Ferguson, played a draw against Galatasaray in a highly charged atmosphere at the club’s old Ali Sami Yen Stadium. This was after the team was famously welcomed with a “Welcome to Hell” banner upon their arrival at the Istanbul airport. In 2012, Ferguson’s team suffered a 1-0 loss at the same stadium in a meaningless group game for United.