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The Turkish side knocked the Red Devils out of the Champions League 19 years ago, and their boss is hoping for similar success when the two sides meet on Wednesday

Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim believes his team can pull of a shock result when they start their Champions League campaign against Manchester United on Wednesday.

The Turkish side, matched up against United, Braga and Cluj in Group H, will look to replicate the away-goals win they had over Sir Alex Ferguson’s side during the 1993-94 season.

The Red Devils surrendered a 2-0 lead to draw 3-3 at Old Trafford in the second round first leg, before being held to a 0-0 draw in Turkey to see them drop out of the competition in November – and Terim is eyeing similar success 19 years later.

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"I don't need to tell you how Manchester United are a big club. We respect to them but we don't fear them. We are going to England for take a good result," he told the club's official website.

“Years ago we made history against them. I believe that Galatasaray can repeat that success."

Terim also told the press that former Bolton striker Johan Elmander, who picked a knock up during the game against Antalyaspor, would able to play against Manchester United.

Both sides warmed up to Wednesday’s game with 4-0 victories in the league; Galatasary thumped Antalyaspor comprehensively, with United achieving the same scoreline at home to Wigan.

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