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Ryan Giggs on Galatasaray

Ryan Giggs admits that the memory of playing against Galatasaray in Turkey will stay with him forever.

Speaking with Gemma Thompson from Giggs had this to say:

“I remember it vividly. It’s one of those memories that will always stick with you, When we arrived at the airport, there were all the banners and thousands of fans screaming at you.

“There were things thrown at us when we were driving away on the coach, fans outside the hotel chanting all night making sure we didn’t get any sleep and people phoning the hotel rooms. It had everything.

“But they were a good team and a good club. It is a fantastic game to be involved in, especially away from home. It is an atmosphere a lot of the lads won’t have witnessed before.

“The atmosphere back then was something I tried to enjoy as much as I could,” he adds. “The manager told us to go on the pitch and sample the atmosphere. The fans had been in the ground for hours and hours so it was buzzing 90 minutes before kick-off.

“We were stood in the middle of the pitch watching the fans chant. It was one stand to another. It was a brilliant atmosphere if I am honest but obviously the game didn’t pan out the way we wanted.

They were a good team then and they will be a good team now.”

Manchester United are set to take on Galatasaray on Wednesday at Old Trafford and only a victory will do for Giggs.

“We need to win our home games and perform at home, We usually say 10 or more points gets you through so if you win your home games and try and draw away from home, you are usually through.

“We didn’t manage it last year and didn’t perform at Old Trafford the way we have done in the past. We want to try and rectify that. “

Watch highlights from Galatasaray away in 1993



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