Watch ex-Chelsea star Demba Ba take advantage of ridiculous Man Utd defending after being left in clear

DEMBA BA took advantage of Manchester United's gung-ho attacking play to score the simplest of openers for Istanbul Basaksehir in Wednesday night's Champions league clash.

The Turkish champions were gifted the lead after just 12 minutes of the game.

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On the attack, United committed all ten of their outfield players to the cause.

Every single player was standing within 35 yards of the Istanbul Basaksehir goal.

But after the play broke down, Ba seized the opportunity to break out.

The former Chelsea star, 35, raced towards the halfway line with no-one standing between himself and United stopper Dean Henderson.

The ball was punted over the top for Ba to chase, with only Nemanja Matic within ten yards of him.

Ba outpaced and outmuscled Matic to compose himself and roll the ball past Henderson and into the back of the net.

United had won their opening two Group H games – 2-1 against Paris Saint-Germain and 5-0 against RB Leipzig.

Against arguably the minnows of the 'Group of Death', United would have hoped to press home their advantage with nine points from their opening three games but were stunned early on.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opted to start Henderson in goal over David De Gea – with the Spaniard having played the opening two group games.

And Axel Tuanzebe was recalled into the heart of defence after impressing against PSG – that night as part of a back-three.

Sticking with his new, preferred diamond formation, Matic joined Juan Mata, Bruno Fernandes and Donny van de Beek in midfield.

But they were all caught napping as Ba was set clear to net the game's opener in Istanbul Basaksehir's quest to win their first Champions League game of the season.

The Turkish side lost their two openers 2-0 against PSG and Leipzig.

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