Manchester United 1-0 Galatasaray: 8 Things We Learned

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Manchester United 1-0 Galatasaray: 8 Things We Learned
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In an at times breathtaking encounter at Old Trafford, Manchester United kicked off their 2012/13 Champions League campaign with a nervous win over a stubborn Galatasaray side.

After Michael Carrick had given the Red Devils a seventh-minute lead, United were left to sweat in the closing stages when Portuguese winger Nani had a second-half penalty saved after Rafael had been felled by a late challenge.

But United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will be pleased his side were able to get a vital three points at the first time of asking in the competition, especially considering the stuttering campaign of last season.

Here are eight things we learned from an enthralling clash.

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