Manchester United 2, Galatasary 3 (UEFA Champions League)
10-man Manchester United were beaten by a late Galatasaray winner at Old Trafford after Casemiro was sent off.
Veteran striker Mauro Icardi scored the winner after earlier missing a penalty conceded by Casemiro was who sent off after a second bookable offence.
United had earlier taken the lead though a predatory strike by Rasmus Hojlund who scored his first goal at Old Trafford with a header supplied by Marcus Rashford.
But sloppy defending allowed Galatasaray to equalise through ex-United player Wilf Zaha after he beat Diogo Dalot to a long ball from ex-Spurs defender Davinson Sanchez.
United retook the lead after a slip by Sanchez allowed Hojlund a clear run on goal from his own half with a cool finish lifted over Fernando Muslera.
Baris Yilmaz went clear and passed the ball for livelier attacker Kemel Akturkoglu to finish cleanly past Andre Onana.
And with the game on a knife edge Casemiro was forced to foul Dries Mertens as he went past him with 13 minutes to go. It was a second yellow card for the Brazilian who had to go.
Mauro Icardi stepped up for the penalty but stuck it wide of the upright to the dismay of Galatasaray fans.
But United could not adapt to the loss of Casemiro and Sanchez’ powerful clearing header from defence took out three static United defenders and allowed Icardi to atone for his error with a stylish goal that handed the visitors a first win at Old Trafford.Embed from Getty Images
PLAYER RATINGS – Manchester United 2, Galatasaray 3 (UEFA Champions League)
Andre Onana: 5. Beaten by a looping deflected ball. Made a hash of a cross which allowed Kerem Akturkoglu to shoot wide. Went up for a late United attack.
Diogo Dalot: 5. Wilf Zaha had him beaten for his goal.
Raphael Varane: 5. Aware of the dangers of Kerem Akturkoglu but couldn’t stop him.
Victor Lindelof: 5. Blocked a shot by Kerem Akturkoglu in the second half but was all over the place in a chaotic end.
Sofyan Amrabat: 5. Proper battle with Tete but still not really suited to life as a left back, not great for Kerem Akturkoglu’s goal and he played Mauro Icardi onside for the Galatasaray winner. Sacrificed towards the end as United tried to vain to get an equaliser.
Casemiro: 4. Another off night, he was sent off towards the end after giving away a penalty at a crucial moment in the game and his absence helped Galatasary hit a late winner.
Mason Mount: 6. Saw a couple of shots deflected, one a goal bound shot off the line. And a dipping second half shot tipped over the bar.
Hannibal Mejbri: 5. Eyecatching performance and got into good positions without looking too dangerous but almost cost United a goal when he lost the ball to to Kerem Akturkoglu. Looked to have a battle brewing with Wilf Zaha but was taken off at half time.
Bruno Fernandes: 6. Put an early shot wide. Got a bit selfish at times and blazed over when set up by Marcus Rashford.
Marcus Rashford: 6. Provided the cross for Rasmus Hojlund’s first goal at Old Trafford, little else went right though. Clean through he should have take a shot on the right but squared to Bruno Fernandes.
Rasmus Hojlund: 8. All action start, almost set up a goal for Bruno Fernandes in little over a minute. Scored a popular header after connecting with Rashford’s right wing cross to open his home account. Could have scored another but it was ruled out for offside but then capitalised on a mistake by Davinson Sanchez to run over halftheire length of the .
Christian Eriksen (on for Hannibal Mejbri, 46): 6. Offered a bit more control in midfield and almost set up a goal.
Alejandro Garnacho (on for Marcus Rashford. 68): 5. Tried to shore up left side. Did not make an impact.
Antony (on for Mason Mount, 85): No time to mark
Anthony Martial (on for Sofyan Amrabat, 89): No time to mark
TEAM NEWS – Manchester United 2, Galatasaray 3 (UEFA Champions League)
Manchester United started with three African players in the Champions League for the first time – Andre Onana (Cameroon), Sofyan Amrabat (Morocco), and Hannibal Mejbri (Tunisia).
And Hannibal was the only change as Antony got a seat on the bench after being made available by United after recent domestic allegations.
GOALS – Manchester United 2, Galatasaray 3 (UEFA Champions League)
Man Utd 1, Galatasaray 0: 16. Rasmus Hojlund scored his first goal in front of the Old Trafford crowd, a header to convert a cross from the right by Marcus Rashford.
Man Utd 1, Galatasaray 1: 23. A long ball forward was controlled by Wilf Zaha whose shot deflected off the leg of Diogo Dalot and looped past Andre Onana into the top corner.
Man Utd 2, Galatasaray 1: 67. A slip by Davidson Sanchez allowed Rasmus Hojlund to nick the loose ball and run from his own half before slotting past Fernando Muslera to give United the lead again.
Man Utd 2, Galatasary 2: 71. Kemal Akturkoglu levelled the scores again after Baris Yilmaz found him.
Man Utd 2, Galatasaray 3; 81. Mauro Icardi kept his cool when sent clean through by a defence splitting header by Davinson Sanchez which caught three United defenders napping.
MATCH STATS – Manchester United 2, Galatasaray 3 (UEFA Champions League)
Man Utd: Onana, Dalot, Varane, Lindelof, Sofyan Amrabat (Martial 89), Casemiro, Mount (Antony 85), Hannibal Mejbri (Eriksen 46), Fernandes (C), Rashford (Garnacho 68), Hojlund
Man Utd Subs not used: Bayindir, Vitek, Maguire, Pellistri, Evans, McTominay
Booked: Casemiro 34 (high boot on Kerem Akturkoglu); Dalot 37 (foul on Wilf Zaha), Casemiro 77 (foul on Dries Mertens)
Sent Off: Casemiro 77 (Second Yellow Card)
Goals: Hojlund 16, 67
Galatasaray: Muslera (C), Sanchez, Bardakci, Angelino (Ndombele 84), Torreira (Oliveira 61), Ayhan, Tete (Yilmaz 61), Akturkoglu, Zaha (Mertens 72), Icardi
Galatasary Subs not used: Guvenc, Demirbay, Bakambu
Booked: Torreira 31 (foul on Casemiro); Boey 61 (foul); Sergio Oliveira 87
Manager Booking: 38 Dissent
Goals: Zaha 23; Akturkoglu 71; Icardi 81
Missed Penalty: Mauro Icardi 79
Referee: Ivan Kruzliak