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MANCHESTER UNITED are back in the driving seat in the Champions League after a crushing 4-1 win over Istanbul Basaksehir.

The Red Devils were beaten by the Turkish side in Istanbul but a double from Bruno Fernandes, a penalty from Marcus Rashford and a strike from Daniel James ensured that didn't happen again.

Get all the latest news, updates and gossip from Old Trafford here...

  • FANDEMONIUM

    Premier League clubs will be playing in front of fans in just a WEEK'S time, the government has announced.

    Once lockdown comes to an end on December 2, supporters will be allowed to return to stadiums at capacities of up to 4,000.

    However, this will depend on which tier of Covid restrictions their local area is allocated.

    Liverpool, Everton, Man City, Man Utd, Burnley, Leeds and Sheffield United were all in Tier 3 areas before lockdown and will be banned from hosting fans if their tier remains unchanged.

  • FERDINAND CONTINUED

    BT Sport Gary Lineker described Man Utd captain Maguire and Portuguese midfielder Fernandes as leaders in the dressing room but Ferdinand wasn't having any of it.

    He added: "I don't think they are to be honest. If you are being brutal, I don't think any of them have shown any signs. 

    "Maybe Bruno - a new player coming in and taking responsibility in interviews, and on the pitch you can see he demands the ball and takes responsibility that way.

    "But I don't see anybody who is going to ruffle feathers or pull someone aside and say 'listen, you have given possession away cheaply the last three times, sort yourself out'.

    "Having no fans in the stadium is disgusting and we hate it but it has opened my eyes to see that there aren't many leaders playing football at the moment and Man United are suffering from that."

    Paul Scholes added: "It is a very quiet team, it's such a quiet team."

  • LEAS ASTRAY

    Man Utd legend Rio Ferdinand insisted the club have NO leaders as Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes are NOT captain material.

    Ahead of United's 4-1 Champions League win over Istanbul Basaksehir, Ferdinand told BT Sport: "We were there the other day watching this game [West Brom].

    "It's not just about Ole on the sidelines, or Mike Phelan or Michael Carrick talking on the sidelines, but sometimes you need a player. 

    "Bruno, who you don't mind giving the ball away because he is the creative spark right, but he gave the ball away very cheaply probably about four times before half-time. 

    "I am sitting there looking around the team thinking who is going to be onto him? Who is going to be telling him? I would have been screaming."

  • PLAYER STATS

    Bruno Fernandes has yet again been United's main man this season.

    Not only is he their top scorer in the Premier League, but he has also provided the most assists.

  • FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS

  • GOAT DEBATE

    Man Utd legends Paul Scholes and Gary Neville have argued over whether the 1999 or 2008 side was the Red Devils' best-ever XI.

    The two members of the Class of 92 played in both sides but had differing opinions on which team was ultimately the best.

    Former midfielder Scholes favours the Treble-winning side from 1999 while retired right-back Neville prefers the 2008 team.

    The United squad from 2008 also bagged the Champions League and Premier League titles under legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

    The 1999 squad won 22 out of their 38 league games, drawing 13 and losing just three to finish on 79 points - one ahead of rivals Arsenal - before defeating Newcastle in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

    In 2008, United finished on more points with 87 but lost two more games, suffering five defeats in total, and were knocked out of the FA Cup by eventual winners Portsmouth in the sixth round.

  • STATS LIFE

    Bruno Fernandes has the most goals and assists of any Premier League player since February.

    The Portuguese playmaker's stunning impact at Manchester United has been revealed in this table.

    January signing Fernandes has scored more goals (21) than any other Prem rival, and is joint top of the assists chart with Kevin de Bruyne on 13.

    Harry Kane is one goal behind and has played 11 games fewer, while De Bruyne has also not been as busy as Fernandes.

    Fernandes has a total of 34 goals and assists since February 1 in all competitions, three more than Spurs leader Kane.

  • LIKED THE LUK

    Manchester City reportedly considered a move for ex-Man United striker Romelu Lukau but were put off by his asking price.

    Pep Guardiola ended speculation over his future at the Etihad last week by penning a new deal.

    According to the Daily Telegraph, if Guardiola had his way, he could be using former United star Lukaku in attack if he had been successful in the summer transfer market.

    The publication claims City looked into the possibility of signing the Belgium, who bagged 34 goals for Inter last term.

    The Serie A giants forked out £74m for the hitman in 2019 - but they wanted a whopping £93.75m 12 months later from City.

  • IRN BRU

    Take another look at Bruno Fernandes' sensational strike last night.

    Have some of that!

  • UNITED NEWS

    Manchester United are looking ahead to a tough game at Southampton this weekend.

    And the Red Devils should be able to focus fully on the Premier League after lifting a weight from their shoulders by hammering Istanbul Basaksehir 4-1 in the Champions League.

    After two goals from Bruno Fernandes, a penalty from Marcus Rashford and a strike from Daniel James, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men now know that just a point against either PSG or RB Leipzig in their final two games will see them through to the knockout stages.

    Meanwhile midfield target Edouardo Camavinga has had his say on his future.

    The Rennes star commented: "The great clubs make me dream, but I cannot name one in particular for my future.

    “We haven’t set a date to discuss my future, I’m in no rush about it. There will be negotiations to keep me here.

    “It would be a pleasure for me to continue at Rennes. I still have two years left on my contract and we have enough time to talk about it.”

    And Antonio Conte's Inter are reportedly interested in a January swap deal which would see Christian Eriksen leave the club in exchange for either Man Utd's Fred or Arsenal's Granit Xhaka.

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