Among United's travelling support on Tuesday will be numerous members of the official Lebanon supporters' club. The club's president Zeinab Fawaz took time out to answer our questions about the fans' group and the match in Turkey...
How do you normally follow the games?
We started meeting for games in 2009 and went to four or five pubs before we finally settled on one appropriately named 'Champions'. With more than 100 fans showing up for games against the likes of Liverpool, City, Arsenal and Chelsea we needed a pub big enough to accommodate the increasing demand.
How popular is football and the Premier League in Lebanon?
As football fans we are starved of quality when it comes to our national team and local clubs. There is little investment and a lack of support. However, with the impressive growth of private youth academies there is hope that one day we’ll be represented at a World Cup. When it comes to club football, we're very passionate about the Premier League. Nothing comes even close to it in terms of quality, entertainment and title races. United definitely have the biggest following and as the first officially recognised fan club in Lebanon we’ll make sure it remains that way!