Sir Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United won’t have a problem when facing Besiktas in their Uefa Champions league first game this Tuesday at BJK ?nönü Stadium. Although Manchester United records in Turkey aren’t good, plus some sad memories we faced there, the boss didn’t hide that he is a big admirer of Turkish fans.
Ferguson said: “There’s a lot to be admired in that, their fanaticism. You expect that. The stadium is full at 12 o’clock on the day.
“It’s amazing how they make that noise, but you just have to deal with it.
“The Champions League is the priority. It’s a great tournament, with all the best players and teams.
On the other hand, Man United legend Bryan Robson warns United stars from the white-hot atmosphere they are going to face in Turkey. But he trusts Sir Alex to prepare the players for the situation.
“It’s always an intimidating atmosphere in Turkey,” Robson told manutd.com. “The fans are very passionate and try to make things daunting for opposition teams, and not just at the stadium – I’ve known them to stand outside the hotel singing trying to keep you awake before you play!
“The lads will know what to expect though and I’m sure they won’t be fazed. They’ll just concentrate on getting the job done.”