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Man Utd vs Galatasaray at risk of being postponed as UEFA officials spotted checking pitch

Josh Lawless

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Man Utd vs Galatasaray at risk of being postponed as UEFA officials spotted checking pitch

Manchester United's Champions League clash with Galatasaray is in serious danger of being postponed due to heavy rain in Istanbul.

Erik ten Hag's side have a huge Group A contest at Rams Park in their bid to reach the round of 16.

But it may not be go ahead because of storms in the Turkish city. Heavy rain is expected to fall until tomorrow and the UEFA Youth League game between both clubs was played on an extremely waterlogged pitch this lunchtime.

A commentator for MUTV even described the pitch as "unplayable", but United were able to claima. 1-0 win at the Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadium.

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A video posted online by Fanatik shows UEFA officials dropping a ball on the turf as part of a pitch inspection.

The ball was not bouncing or travelling in the slightest as a result of the water on the grass.

As it stands there is no word from UEFA on whether the game is off but the conditions are not slated to improve anytime soon.

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It's possible that the fixture is fulfilled on Thursday in the event that it has to be called off.

Image: Getty
Image: Getty

Around 2,500 United fans have travelled to Istanbul for the must-win match but the city has been plagued by rain, thunder, lightning and wind.

Kick-off is set for 17:45pm GMT time, which is 8:45pm in Istanbul.

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Journalist Rob Dawson is in attendance and has shared UEFA's view, as well as insight into the situation.

Image: Getty
Image: Getty

Taking to X, he wrote: "UEFA saying, as things stand, the game is going ahead. But there are big patches of standing water in front of the benches and the officials who have been out rolling a ball on the surface didn’t seem too impressed."

United are on an impressive three-game winning run in the Premier League but are currently bottom of their Champions League group on three points.

Featured Image Credit: Fanatik

Topics: Manchester United, Galatasaray

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