Manchester United edged out Turkish Super League team Galatasaray 1–0 at Old Trafford in their UEFA Champions League opening encounter on Wednesday night. England international midfielder Michael Carrick produced the only goal of the game when he rounded the goalkeeper and put the ball into the back of the net on seven minutes.
Sir Alex Ferguson:
“Galatasaray have got more experience in their team and in the first half we gave the ball away and they counter-attacked well from that, I think there was a lack of concentration at times. It’s unusual for us to be as frivolous with the ball. In the second half we did much better in that respect. I was pleased with the second half. It was more solid, we had better concentration and we saw it out really well. They never made any chances and all the chances fell to us. Manchester United could have scored four or five in the second half. They were very confident in their play and possession.”
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