Unconvincing Manchester United off to winning start
MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) - Michael Carrick's first European goal in three years saw Manchester United start their Champions League campaign with a 1-0 victory over Galatasary at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
It was far from the convincing performance that manager Sir Alex Ferguson had asked of his players as their Turkish opponents twice hit the woodwork and failed with two very strong penalty claims.
United also missed a penalty for the third consecutive game, with Nani failing with a second half effort which would have brought United some much-needed breathing space.
However, after their embarrassing group-stage elimination last season, this was at least a step in the right direction.