If it wasn’t the “Welcome to Hell” signs at the airport, it was the bell boy at the team hotel performing a throat-slitting gesture as the players arrived. Or the deliberately timed phone calls during the night to disrupt sleep, and the mud and flags thrown at the bus to the stadium. Or the riot police bundling players down the steps to the locker room with their shields after the match. Manchester United’s first Champions League match against Galatasaray at the Turkish team’s Ali Sami Yen Stadi
The permanent bronze tribute on the west side of the ground captures the three players in dynamic poses characteristic of their styles of play.
United have lost away to Bayern Munich and Copenhagen and at home to Galatasaray in Group A.