Man United vs. Galatasaray: 8 Bold Predictions for Champions League Opener

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Man United vs. Galatasaray: 8 Bold Predictions for Champions League Opener
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At this point last season, Manchester United was headed into the group stage of their Champions League campaign, set to play matches against Benfica, Basel and Otelul Galati. The Red Devils wouldn't get six victories, but they'd surely advance, right?

Right?

Sir Alex Ferguson’s team suffered a disappointing elimination from the group stage last year, winning only one match in group play (against lowly Otelul Galati) and will this year be focused on advancing into the quarterfinals.

This year's opponents look a little easier on paper, with the Red Devils up against the likes of Braga, Galatasaray and CFR Cluj. Again, six victories isn't necessary, but they'll advance, right?

Turkey's Galatasaray is the first opponent standing in Manchester United's way, and there's a lot to look forward to as the Red Devils pursue their fourth piece of Champions League silverware.

So sit back, relax and check out my bold predictions as Manchester United starts its Champions League campaign against Galatasaray.

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