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Ten Hag backs Red Devils to handle hellish atmosphere at Galatasaray
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Galatasaray fans famously welcomed Manchester United to hell in 1993
Galatasaray fans famously welcomed Manchester United to hell in 1993

Erik ten Hag urged Manchester United to stay in control of their emotions as they face a fiery atmosphere in a must-win clash at Galatasaray.

The Red Devils have visited tomorrow's opponents twice in the Champions League since a hostile trip 30 years ago and are now preparing for an ear-splitting backdrop at Rams Park tomorrow. 

Turkish champions Galatasaray are well placed to qualify having won the reverse fixture 3-2 and Ten Hag knows his side will be unable to reach the knockout phase if they lose the Group A encounter. 

He said: "We know we can [win away in Europe] and we are confident.

"The last games away from home in the league were also very hostile environments. We played very well. We were very calm and composed. 

"You have to stay calm in your head and don't get too emotional. You need the emotions but you have to control it. 

"That you don't give them anything, that you don't give the referee as well at that moment that they're going to take.

"We know how to deal with it. You have to play confident and you have to make it your game, so it's not that important how the opponent is playing.

"It's important how we are playing, how we are dealing with possession, how we are dealing with out of possession, so normal stuff. 

"We will make a good plan but then, at the end of day, the players have to decide, they have to manage the game.” 

United have failed to so much as score in their three visits to Galatasaray, who have embraced the Welcome to Hell phrase made famous in their 1993 meeting with Alex Ferguson's side. 


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