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Man Utd vs FC Copenhagen LIVE: Champions League result as Andre Onana saves penalty to rescue win

Manchester United 1-0 FC Copenhagen: Maguire and Onana were the heroes to earn the Red Devils a crucial three points after Old Trafford paid its respects to Sir Bobby Charlton

Michael Jones
Tuesday 24 October 2023 23:30 BST
Ten Hag lays flowers as Man United pay tribute to Bobby Charlton

Harry Maguire headed a second-half goal and goalkeeper Andre Onana saved a penalty deep in stoppage time to power Manchester United to a 1-0 victory over FC Copenhagen for their first victory in the Champions League this season.

Back in the competition after a one-year absence, Erik ten Hag’s side moved into third place in Group A after collecting a precious three points after three games. Bayern Munich top the group with nine points after beating Galatasary 3-1 earlier.

The victory looked in doubt when Copenhagen’s Jordan Larsson stepped up to the spot after Scott McTominay attempted a clearance and caught Elias Achouri in the head with a high boot in the 94th minute. But Onana dived to his left to push the shot away before being mobbed by team mates at the final whistle.

Maguire, who has been the target of fan abuse in recent months, had the Old Trafford faithful on their feet when he broke the deadlock in the 72nd minute, Christian Eriksen’s long ball into the area finding the defender at the far post.

A night that began on a solemn note with a tribute to club great Bobby Charlton, who died on Saturday at age 86, ended in celebration with fans singing “There’s only one Bobby Charlton”.

Follow all the action below and get the latest odds and tips for the game right here:


Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

37 mins: Close! Elias Achouri receives the ball on the left wing and comes inside. He weaves past Scott McTominay before pinging a shot at goal from the edge of the box.

Andre Onana drops low to guard the near post but leaves the ball to bobble wide of the goal.

Mike Jones24 October 2023 20:42

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

34 mins: Scott McTominay brings the ball forward and gives it to Marcus Rashford. Rashford holds it up before slipping Sergio Reguilon forward on the overlap.

Reguilon floats a cross into the middle and McTominay can’t keep his header down with the ball flying over the target.

Mike Jones24 October 2023 20:39

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

31 mins: Over half an hour played at Old Trafford with Manchester United starting to take control of the game. They’re winning the ball back nicely and not allowing Copenhagen to get into the final third.

A bit more ruthlessness in the final third will do them wonders though.

Mike Jones24 October 2023 20:36

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

28 mins: Man Utd are pushing forward more and more but they aren’t managing to create many chances.

Rasmus Hojlund holds the ball up and lays it off to Diogo Dalot who decides to cut inside and give to the ball to Raphael Varane instead of crossing it into the penalty area.

Mike Jones24 October 2023 20:34

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

25 mins: Close! A counter-attack gets United into gear after Sofyan Amrabat passes the ball up to Antony. He flicks it inside and storms towards the box before laying it into the area for Rasmus Hojlund.

A back-heel from the forward almost sets up Scott McTominay to score but Kevin Diks scurries across and blocks the shot when it comes.

Mike Jones24 October 2023 20:28

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

22 mins: Shot! Copenhagen drop away from United allowing them to have possession inside the visitor’s half of the pitch. The ball comes out to Marcus Rashford on the left and he cuts inside.

Twice he goes past a defender before shooting and drilling a low effort at goal whic Kamil Grabara smothers without too much trouble.

Mike Jones24 October 2023 20:25

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

20 mins: Diogo Dalot has come alive. He gets forward twice and whips in a couple of tantilising crosses. The second is nodded out for a corner which is swung into the box by Bruno Fernandes.

Harry Maguire is the target but he’s beaten in the air and the ball gets nodded out of the box.

Mike Jones24 October 2023 20:23

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

17 mins: Close! Rasmus Hojlund gets his first sight of goal after a wonderful curling pass from Marcus Rashford who feeds the ball into the box from wide on the left wing.

Hojlund controls the ball and powers his left-footed shot towards the target but it continues to rise and flies over the crossbar.

Mike Jones24 October 2023 20:20

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

15 mins: Copenhagen are knocking the ball around slickly in an attempt to get high up the pitch. Peter Ankersen gets free on the overlap and his cross from the left wing is deflected behind by Sergio Reguilon.

The resultant corner is cleared away by United who look to hold possession in midfield.

Mike Jones24 October 2023 20:19

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

12 mins: A fizzing cross-field pass comes over to the left wing where Diogo Dalot does a fine job of seeing the ball out of play.

There’s a bit more attacking intent for United now but there’s an edge to the game that feels as though the teams are playing within themselves.

Mike Jones24 October 2023 20:17

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