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Man Utd created remarkable European football stat with with Galatasaray draw, it's only happened once before

Chris Byfield

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Man Utd created remarkable European football stat with with Galatasaray draw, it's only happened once before

Manchester United were partly responsible for a remarkable stat in their Champions League draw with Galatasaray on Wednesday.

Two Andre Onana errors and a thunderous Kerem Akturkoglu strike have left United's Champions League hopes hanging by a thread.

The draw in Istanbul sees United languishing bottom of Group A after throwing away a 3-1 lead in the breathless encounter.

Erik ten Hag’s men must now beat Bayern Munich on the final day and hope the Turkish giants draw at FC Copenhagen to have any chance of qualifying.

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The Old Trafford club have now dropped points on three occasions from winning positions in the Champions League this term, having also failed to see out games at Copenhagen and at home against Galatasaray.

While United will be licking their wounds, the draw was part of a remarkable set of results for English sides in Europe this week.

In the Champions League Arsenal dispatched Lens 6-0 while holders Manchester City battled back to defeat RB Leipzig 3-2. Meanwhile, Newcastle were cruelly denied an away win against Paris Saint-Germain after conceding a controversial stoppage-time penalty to draw 1-1.

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Elsewhere in Thursday’s Europa League and Europa Conference League matches, Liverpool, Brighton, West Ham and Aston Villa all emerged victorious.

That means that it was an incredibly successful week for the Premier League in Europe and as per the Athletic, only the second time eight teams have gone unbeaten in the same week, alongside September 16-18 2008.

Nevertheless for United, the predominant feeling will be one of disappointment.

After the Galatasaray game, Erik ten Hag told TNT Sports: "We are winning and then we are losing. We should have taken three points. This is the same in more games - home against Galatasaray and away in Copenhagen.

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"We played so good. So I have to make a compliment to my team but I also have to criticise the team and us as a coaching staff and me as a manager.

"We are not defending well enough, we are leading 3-1 and you can't afford such mistakes because it makes a difference. These mistakes can't happen. In the Champions League, you will get punished and we have to learn from that."

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Football, Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag, Champions League, Galatasaray

Chris Byfield
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