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UTD Unscripted: Bother by the Bosporus

Looking back on our first ever trip to Turkey to face Galatasaray, back in 1993, the whole experience created a memory that will live with me forever. I genuinely don’t think there’s any better place in the world to play a game of football, in terms of atmosphere, than Turkey. I really don’t.

Back then, we were fairly new to the Champions League as it was only United’s third game in the competition since the 1960s, but certainly when you come up against Turkish opposition - and I don’t mean this with any disrespect - you would think you had enough over them to get through.