Manchester United faced off against Copenhagen at the Parken Stadium earlier tonight as they looked to secure a win on their travels in the UEFA Champions League. The Red Devils made a quick start to the game and scored the opening goal in the third-minute thanks to Rasmus Hojlund’s effort. Hojlund doubled his team’s advantage in the 28th minute. However, Marcus Rashford was sent off just 14 minutes later which put the visitors at a numerical disadvantage.
Copenhagen capitalised as they scored in the 45th minute courtesy of Mohamed Elyounoussi’s goal. Diogo Goncalves equalised for the home team from the penalty spot in the dying embers of the first half as Man United went into the half-time break with a 2-2 scoreline.
Erik ten Hag’s ten-men managed to keep a solid shape in the second half and grabbed the lead again in the 69th minute with the help of Bruno Fernandes’ penalty. However, Copenhagen responded positively and scored twice in the latter stages of the game thanks to a goal each from Lukas Lerager and Rocny Bardghji respectively. The contest ended with Man United earning a hard-fought 4-3 loss away from home.
Let’s take a look at how each Manchester United player fared during the clash against Copenhagen.
GK: Andre Onana – 5/10
Onana made a few solid saves at the back but still ended up conceding four times tonight.
RB: Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 7/10
He kept things solid at the back and made one good run with the ball.
CB: Harry Maguire – 6/10
Maguire cleared the danger when needed and was strong in the air. However, his efforts were not enough.
CB: Jonny Evans – 6.5/10
He made a decent start to the game but had to be replaced in the 15th minute.
LB: Diogo Dalot – 6/10
Dalot tried his best to keep things solid defensively but struggled to influence the game in the final third.
CM: Scott McTominay – 6.5/10
He cleared his lines when needed and managed to bag an assist
CM: Christian Eriksen – 6.5/10
Eriksen earned the ball back twice and was accurate with his passing.
RW: Marcus Rashford – 5.5/10
He let his teammates down by getting sent off in the first half.
CAM: Bruno Fernandes – 7.5/10
Fernandes scored from the penalty spot in the 69th minute.
LW: Alejandro Garnacho – 6.5/10
He caught the eye at times but didn’t do enough to register a goal.
ST: Rasmus Hojlund – 8/10
Hojlund gave Man United a dream start as he scored twice inside the first half-hour of the game. However, he was quiet in the second half.
CB: Raphael Varane – 6.5/10
He was a dominant presence in the air.
CM: Sofyan Amrabat – 6/10
Amrabat made one solid tackle.
CM: Mason Mount – N/A