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19/11/2012 12:01 , Nick Coppack in Turkey
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Today in Istanbul

21:12 The boss was asked again about the possibility of re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo following his quotes in yesterday papers. He joked: "That's a Christmas wish!"

21:10 Sir Alex says club are now used to the fanatical support of Turkish football fans. "We didn't get the greeting by the fans [this time] - we dodged that. In 1993 when we came here it was incredible. It was quite frightening. It was something new. We've been here a few times since so we're getting used to the Turkish fanaticism and enthusiasm. It's no issue for us."

21:08 Sir Alex is confident his young players can handle the occasion inside the Turk Telekom Arena. "Most of them, apart from Nick Powell, will have experience of big games. Maybe Alexander Buttner too. But they're used to playing in front of big crowds. Obviously for Nick Powell it's completely different - he's played in front of 76,000 as a substitute but this will be his first European away game. It will be a big day for him but he has the temperament, which is important.

"We don't consider the young players a gamble. What we do consider is our reputation and we have to be fair to the other teams in the group. When we discussed the team for tomorrow we had to give serious consideration to how the media and the public would react, so we had to think hard about the team we picked."

21:06 Darren Fletcher has joined Sir Alex at the press conference and has just been asked about the hostile atmosphere awaiting United on Tuesday evening. "It'll be hostile - they are really passionate [fans]. I've not played against Galatasaray but I've been to Bursaspor and Besiktas and it's a unique atmosphere. It's a challenge and something we

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