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Could Manchester United’s clash with Galatasaray be postponed?

Heavy rain in Istanbul is threatening tonight’s Champions League game between Galatasaray and Manchester United.

Persistent wet weather in the Turkish city has prompted concern that the match may be called off.

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Videos of the pitch at the Rams Stadium show puddles of water and the ball not bouncing or rolling properly.

As it stands, the game is on although the weather has shown little sign of abating.

A UEFA statement given to the Athletic read: “We are closely monitoring the weather forecast and at this stage the match will go ahead as scheduled.”

It is unclear at this stage when the game would be replayed should it be called off. UEFA rules indicate tomorrow is the preferred option but that would have implications for United’s trip to Newcastle which is scheduled for Saturday night.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.
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