Manchester United to investigate Galatasaray support in home areas at Old Trafford

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Premier League club Manchester United has reportedly launched an investigation into Tuesday night’s UEFA Champions League game against Turkish club Galatasaray, which saw roughly 1,000 away fans hold tickets in the home end at Old Trafford. 

According to the Manchester Evening News, the club will investigate how at least 1,000 home tickets fell into the hands of visiting fans.

The extent of the away support in the home end was revealed at the final whistle, as Galatasaray won the match 3-2 thanks to goals from Wilfried Zaha, Muhammed Kerem Aktürkoğlu and Mauro Icardi. United’s two goals were scored by Rasmus Højlund, with Casemiro sent off in the 77th minute.

The Manchester Evening News reported that initial thoughts were that the majority of tickets either came through ticket touts or through official channels, where UK-based Galatasaray fans were able to purchase tickets in the home sections.

Club sources added that there were measures in place for each European game to minimise the number of away fans in home areas.

Overall, 73,204 attended the match at Old Trafford.