Preview: Manchester United vs Istanbul Basaksehir

Manchester United are looking to return to winning ways in the UEFA Champions League when they welcome Istanbul Basaksehir to Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are still top of Group H, level on points with second-placed RB Leipzig, despite suffering a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Istanbul earlier this month.

If you can take your mind away from our last outing in the Champions League though, we are still in an excellent position to qualify for the last-16 stage of the competition after recording back-to-back wins over Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig in October.

A win over Istanbul tomorrow night would leave us in a strong position as both or one of PSG and Leipzig are set to drop points when they face off, which could very well play into our hands so long as Solskjaer’s side gets back to winning ways.

The Red Devils go into this game after beating West Brom 1-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday. It was their first home win of the Premier League season which is a relief to get out of the way.

Istanbul, who won their first ever Super Lig title last season, benefitted from some terrible defending last time which I’m sure has United players still feeling embarrassed, but this is their chance to take revenge and put three more points on the table. This will be their first time playing United on English soil.

Prediction: Manchester United 3-1 Istanbul Bakaksehir

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