10 stats ahead of Istanbul Basaksehir v Manchester United



Manchester United will return to action on Wednesday evening when they take on Istanbul Basaksehir away from home in the Champions League.

The Red Devils will head into the match in Turkey on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Arsenal at Old Trafford in the Premier League.

However, United are doing well in the Champions League and have won both of their opening Group H games.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side got the better of Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 away from home in France last month before hammering RB Leipzig 5-0 at Old Trafford last week.

Meanwhile, Basaksehir have lost both of their opening two Champions League games. The defending Turkish champions suffered a 2-0 away defeat to Leipzig in their opening match and lost by the same scoreline against PSG at home last week.

United will head into Wednesday’s match as heavy favourites, and ahead of the game, here are 10 interesting stats:

  • This is the first time that Istanbul Basaksehir are playing in the Champions League.
    This is the ninth time that Manchester United will play in Turkey.
    Basaksehir have faced just once English club before – Burnley.
    The Turkish club have played in Europe in every season since 2015-16.
    This is the 23rd time United are playing in the Champions League group stage.
    Basaksehir right-back Rafael made 170 appearances for United between 2008 and 2015.
    Basaksehir have won four of their last 13 matches in all competitions.
    United striker Edinson Cavani has scored 49 goals in UEFA club competitions.
    United have picked up just seven points from six Premier League matches this season.
    Basaksehir have collected 10 points from seven Turkish Super Lig games this season.