Ex-Man City star could come back to haunt United in the Champions League tonight – he’s done it once before 

Ex-Man City star could come back to haunt United in the Champions League tonight – he’s done it once before 

An ex-Manchester City star could be featuring tonight for Galatasaray. He could come back to haunt Manchester United – just like he’s done once before.

Erik ten Hag will be desperate for a win tonight, for multiple reasons. United come off the back of a horrendous 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace at home in the league, so will be keen to immediately get back to winning ways.

More importantly, United lost their opening Champions League fixture. Another poor result will mean immense pressure on the two Copenhagen games, which is not ideal considering the stress the players already find themselves under.

Galatasaray have a talented side. Premier League-proven players such as Lucas Torreira and ex-red Wilfried Zaha know what it’s like to face the Red Devils. But there’s one more name, in particular, we are homing into that has caused United European pain.

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Galatasaray A.S. v F.C. Copenhagen: Group A - UEFA Champions League 2023/24
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Angelino plays for Galatasaray

Ex-Manchester City star Angelino also plays for Galatasaray.

Despite not featuring much for the Cityzen’s, the Spanish full-back has enjoyed a great career thus far. His most notable spell came for Red Bull Leipzig.

He played 100 times for the Bundesliga giants, registering 29 assists and scoring 12 goals – a simply remarkable return for a full-back.


One of these, crucially, had major European implications for Manchester United.

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The Spanish full-back knocked United out

The now 26-year-old scored the opener in the game that knocked United out of the UEFA Champions League in the 2020/21 season.

RB Leipzig v Manchester United: Group H - UEFA Champions League
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were dumped out of the competition after losing 3-2 to the side.

Angelino scored the first, which led to a three-goal cushion for Leipzig after goals from Amadou Haidara and Justin Kluivert.

Bruno Fernandes and Harry Maguire gave the Red Devils hope – but ultimately it was defeat and an exit in what was a bitter night in Germany.

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