Manchester United is facing a challenging visit to FC Copenhagen, following their narrow 1-0 victory at Old Trafford last month. Despite their recent 1-0 win against Fulham, the Red Devils are grappling with mounting problems, especially in the Champions League, where they lost their first two games. This encounter with the group’s bottom side is crucial for their aspirations.
For the hosts, Mohamed Elyounoussi is unavailable, and they also have key players like Davit Khocholava, William Clem, and Birger Meling sidelined.
Manchester United is dealing with their share of absentees as well. Casemiro is suspended for this match, and a quartet of Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, and Amad Diallo are nursing injuries. Marcus Rashford, who missed the Fulham game, may not return in time.
United’s recent record in away Champions League matches has been underwhelming, having won just one of their last seven.
Copenhagen demonstrated their potential by taking 16 shots during their 1-0 loss at Old Trafford, a record for them in away matches in this competition. United, on the other hand, has conceded penalties in all three of their Champions League games this season.
Marcus Rashford’s goal drought in the Champions League for United has extended to seven games, and the team has suffered three losses in their six away games this season.
Copenhagen, with just one point from their first three games in the competition, has shown promise. They took the lead in their first two matches and nearly equalized at Old Trafford. With Casemiro suspended, the Danish side aims to capitalize on home advantage.
Manchester United has struggled in their recent Champions League away trips and has a concerning record of conceding penalties this season. With the Red Devils already losing half of their away games this season, Copenhagen is poised to frustrate them and increase the pressure on Erik ten Hag’s team.