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Man United Galatasaray result: Erik ten Hag's desperate mess deepens

Manchester United's recent defeat to Galatasaray has plunged the team into crisis, with the club facing the possibility of not even qualifying for the Europa League. The loss was marked by poor defending, indiscipline, and a poor team selection. United's full-backs also had a disastrous night, contributing to the team's ineptitude. The defeat has raised concerns about United's future in the Champions League.

Manchester United find themselves in a crisis after suffering another home defeat, this time against Galatasaray. The team, currently bottom of their group, has been beaten six times in all competitions this season and may not even qualify for the Europa League after Christmas. The 3-2 loss was a result of their own failings, including disastrous defending, the indiscipline of Casemiro, and poor team selection. Despite Rasmus Hojlund's impressive performance, scoring twice and providing opportunities for his teammates, United's ineptitude overshadowed any individual success.

Davinson Sanchez, a former Tottenham centre-back, even registered two assists against United. The second goal highlighted United's haplessness, as Sanchez's header released Mauro Icardi to score, taking advantage of United's out-of-position makeshift left-back. United's full-backs had a wretched night, with Sofyan Amrabat partly to blame for Galatasaray's second equalizer. Wilfried Zaha, a former United player, scored Galatasaray's first goal, capitalizing on Diogo Dalot's inability to defend against him. Zaha has now scored four goals against his former club.

United's display of haplessness was further evident as they twice conceded goals immediately after being let off the hook. Casemiro's red card highlighted his lack of mobility and United's shambolic tactics. The Brazilian midfielder was cautioned in the first half and eventually sent off for a tackle on Dries Mertens. United's defeat to Galatasaray lacks the respectability of their loss to Bayern Munich, and it is clear that the architects of their defeat were themselves.

Erik ten Hag, United's manager, must take his share of the blame for the team's poor performance. Picking Hannibal Mejbri backfired, but it was not solely the youngster's fault. Senior players also failed to deliver. The one bright spot for United was Rasmus Hojlund, their youngest starter, who scored two goals and proved to be outstanding. However, United's lack of control and cohesion, along with their defensive vulnerabilities, have resulted in them conceding seven goals in Europe this season.

United's upcoming visit to Istanbul brings back memories of their elimination from the Champions League by Galatasaray three decades ago. It is a stark reminder of their failings, especially when compared to Manchester City's success in the same city. Manchester United's Champions League journey this year could end in Istanbul, mirroring their past disappointment.

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