Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have made a perfect start in Group H, defeating Paris Saint-Germain before thrashing RB Leipzig. However, a 1-0 defeat by Arsenal last weekend has taken the momentum out of their sails, with United languishing in 15th in the Premier League table, having taken just seven points from their opening six games.
Turkish champions Istanbul Basaksehir should provide stern opposition, with a squad that includes a number of recognisable former Premier League players, including Rafael and Martin Skrtel. Follow all the action live below:
Callum Rice-Coates4 November 2020 18:47
The first half comes to a close. It’s been poor from United, who fell behind early on to a bizarre Demba Ba goal. Visca made it 2-0 on 40 minutes, but Martial responded soon after. Solskjaer needs to change something during the break.
Callum Rice-Coates4 November 2020 18:43
United are almost caught on the break again as the lively Turuc drives forward. There’s far too much space for the hosts to exploit here.
Callum Rice-Coates4 November 2020 18:42
GOAL! Basaksehir 2-1 Manchester United (Martial)
An immediate response from United! Shaw does well on the left, working some space to cross. Martial meets the ball in with a well-guided header, which beats the outstretched left arm of Gunok and nestles in the bottom corner. United needed that.
Callum Rice-Coates4 November 2020 18:39
GOAL! Basaksehir 2-0 Manchester United (Visca)
United’s mistakes prove costly again! Mata is robbed on the left by Turuc, who plays the ball across the box towards Ba. The veteran striker lets it run through his legs, and Visca is on hand, completely unmarked, to slam home from close range.
Callum Rice-Coates4 November 2020 18:37
A Fernandes cross from the right is easily claimed by goalkeeper Gunok.
Callum Rice-Coates4 November 2020 18:36
More unconvincing defending from United, caught short again at the back. Ba flicks the ball into the path of Kahveci, who races clear on the left. United eventually get players back and Kahveci’s pass is intercepted.
Callum Rice-Coates4 November 2020 18:34
Kahveci takes the free kick, for some reason opting to cross. His ball in is far too long and Aleksic can’t prevent a goal kick.
Callum Rice-Coates4 November 2020 18:32
Matic fouls Turuc right on the edge of United’s box. It’s very risky from the United midfielder.
Callum Rice-Coates4 November 2020 18:31
Chance! Bolingoli is given far too much space to charge down the left, and his cross is a good one. Aleksic, arriving late in the box, meets it with a powerful header, but it’s too close to Henderson.
Callum Rice-Coates4 November 2020 18:29