The Yellow Canaries did not enjoy their trip to Old Trafford on matchday three, but their home record - and Manchester United's recent away form - suggests the tables may turn
Beaten 4-1 by Manchester United on matchday three, Fenerbahçe can exact rapid revenge in UEFA Europa League Group A, having defeated the Red Devils 3-0 on their most recent visit. This will be the clubs' sixth meeting; United are 3-2 up in terms of wins (and 12-7 ahead on goals) following their recent 4-1 success. The clubs were previously paired in two UEFA Champions League group stages. In 1996-97, Sebastiao Lazaroni's Fenerbahçe lost 2-0 at home to Sir Alex Ferguson's United but won the return fixture 1-0 thanks to Elvir Bolic's goal - the Reds Devils' first ever UEFA home defeat.
In the 2004-05 group stage, a hat-trick by United debutant Wayne Rooney helped Sir Alex's men prevail 6-2 at home to Christoph Daum's Fenerbahçe. In response Tuncay Şanlı hit a treble of his own as the Turkish side won their home game 3-0.
Fenerbahçe's 18 matches against English clubs have ended with four wins, three draws and 11 losses (W4 D3 L11) (W3 D1 L4 in Istanbul). They have lost their last two home games against English clubs by three-goal margins. United's record in 15 encounters with Turkish opposition reads eight wins, three draws and four losses (W8 D3 L4) (W3 D2 L2 in Turkey).
Fenerbahçe are unbeaten in seven European home games (W6 D1), winning the last five. They have kept clean sheets in five of those seven matches. United have gone six games without a European away win (D1 L5) and failed to score in the most recent two of those matches. Semi-finalists in 2012-13, Fenerbahçe have successfully negotiated all four of their preceding UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League group stage campaigns. This is United's first UEFA Cup or UEFA Europa League group stage campaign. The UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League is the one major European trophy the Red Devils have never won.
This will be Fenerbahçe's 100th UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League game; the previous 99 ended with 42 wins, 23 draws and 34 losses (W42 D23 L34).
Fenerbahçe's Robin van Persie was a United player from 2012-15, scoring 58 goals in 105 competitive outings.
This is Zlatan Ibrahimovic's first term in this competition since 2001-02, when he was on Ajax's books. His strike against Zorya on matchday two made him just the third player to score for seven clubs in UEFA competition, after John Carew and Adrian Mutu.
Rooney needs one more goal to join Ruud van Nistelrooy as United's all-time top marksman in UEFA competition with 37 goals.
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