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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

9 mins: Manchester United seem very shaky. They’re lacking in confidence and are allowing Copenhagen to come onto them. United are finding it difficult to keep hold of possession and impose themselves on the game,

Maguire threads a fine pass through to Scott McTominay who flicks it over to Marcus Rashford. He drives for the box and wins a throw in after being tackled.

Mike Jones24 October 2023 20:13

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

That was a beautiful moment at Old Trafford - an immaculate and poignant tribute to the great Sir Bobby Charlton.

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2023 20:10

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

6 mins: Bruno Fernandes drops deep for Man Utd and collects the ball from Raphael Varane before pinging a cross field ball over to the left wing trying to pick out the high pressing Sergio Reguilon.

Reguilon can’t control the ball and it goes out for a goal kick.

Close! Copenhagen hit the post after a couple of mistakes from Man Utd. First Sofyan Amrabat then Harry Maguire fail to recover the ball as the visitors sweep forward on the counter-attack.

A cross comes over to Diogo Goncalves who opens up his body and guides a low effort towards the far corner. Andre Onana is beaten but United are saved by the post as the ball ricochets to safety!

Mike Jones24 October 2023 20:10

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

3 mins: Close! Elias Achouri receives the ball a long way out from goal and spins towards the target. He takes a hopeful shot from range and looks for the far bottom corner.

Andre Onana decides not to take a chance that the effort will go wide and palms it behind, at full stretch, for a corner. United defend the set piece well enough and earn themselves a free kick in the process.

Mike Jones24 October 2023 20:06

Kick off! Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

Diogo Goncalves gets the match going with a pass from the centre circle. FC Copenhagen work the ball down the right wing and whip it long.

The ball comes across to Harry Maguire but he’s confidently up in the air and nods it to safety.

Mike Jones24 October 2023 20:04

Man Utd vs Copenhagen

Before the match gets started there is a tribute to Sir Bobby Charlton. Erik ten Hag comes onto the pitch carrying a wreath of flowers as a bagpiper plays a tune.

A minute’s silence precedes the kick off with Old Trafford falling silent together and not a peep being heard.

Mike Jones24 October 2023 20:02

Manchester United vs FC Copenhagen

The players make their way onto the pitch at Old Trafford. Bruno Fernandes leads out Manchester United who seem quietly confident ahead of this crucial clash.

The fans have already begun singing for Sir Bobby Charlton who passed away earlier this week. It’ll be an emotional night, can United earn a first Champions League win of the season?

Kick off is up next...

Mike Jones24 October 2023 19:57

Manchester United vs FC Copenhagen

In the other Group A match of the night Bayern Munich have defeated Galatasary 3-1 away from home. Harry Kane got a goal and an assist in that one to help the German champions cement their place at the top of the table.

It’s good news for Man Utd who need to win tonight to keep in touch with both Copenhagen and Galatasary. Their best chance of qualifying for the knockouts will probably come for finishing second behind Bayern.

Mike Jones24 October 2023 19:54

Jacob Neestrup previews the match

Copenhagen coach, Jacob Neestrup, is aiming to pick up all three points against Manchester United tonight saying: “If we are to get one or three points tonight, we must respect United, but we must also respect our own strengths.

“This is an iconic and historic stadium, but if we do our job right on the pitch, there will be periods of time where you can hear our near-3,000 fans more than the home fans.”

Mike Jones24 October 2023 19:50

Erik ten Hag expecting emotional night at Old Trafford after Sir Bobby Charlton’s death

Erik ten Hag urged Manchester United to win and to do so in style as a fitting tribute to the late Sir Bobby Charlton when they host FC Copenhagen.

Charlton captained Manchester United to victory in the 1968 European Cup and Ten Hag feels his team, who have lost their first two Champions League games of the current campaign, have to beat the Danish side on Tuesday evening.

It will be United’s first match at Old Trafford since Charlton died at the age of 86 and Ten Hag expects it to be an emotional affair.

Erik ten Hag expecting emotional night at Old Trafford after Bobby Charlton’s death

United will pay tribute to Charlton with a minute’s silence before the game at Old Trafford

Mike Jones24 October 2023 19:45

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