Ten Hag's team news for Galatasaray game

Monday 02 October 2023 12:21

Erik ten Hag has confirmed the latest team news for Manchester United, ahead of the visit of Galatasaray.

The Reds' opening home UEFA Champions League tie of the campaign is a chance to get three points on board, following the 4-3 reverse to Bayern Munich on matchday one.

Ahead of the Group A fixture, Antony is back in the fold, as the Brazil international trained over the weekend with the squad.

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"Antony will be in consideration," the boss said at his press conference at Carrington. "Yesterday was his first time in team training. We have a final training [session] and then we'll make a decision. But he will be in consideration, yeah.

"I think the team news is probably [just that] Antony dos Santos can return."

That would appear to suggest Sergio Reguilon is still out, which creates an issue at left-back, something the manager alluded to.

"When you don't have a full-back on the left side, you have to change and we did," he said, with Sofyan Amrabat filling in during the defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday. 

The likes of Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Lisandro Martinez, Amad, Donny van de Beek and Jadon Sancho are set to be unavailable.

At the open training session later in the day, filmed live by MUTV's cameras, Reguilon was still absent.

However, there was a big positive with the reappearance of Kobbie Mainoo, alongside fellow youngsters Dan Gore and Omari Forson. The talented midfielder earned the trust of Ten Hag in pre-season before an unfortunate injury early in the friendly against Real Madrid.

The teenager is stepping up his return to fitness and will, hopefully, be available soon.


The in-form Istanbul side went top of the Super Lig table with a 2-1 win against Ankaragucu, with ex-Red Wilfried Zaha among the scorers, only for Fenerbahce to overtake them again.

Hakim Ziyech, who played under Ten Hag at Ajax, was not enough to travel, but former Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele is expected to be available, after being an unused substitute at the weekend and making the 19-man squad.

Left-back Kazimcan Karatas has been ruled out of the tie.