The match at Old Trafford began with an emotional tribute to club legend Sir Bobby Charlton, who had recently passed away. However, United struggled to take control of the match in the first half. Copenhagen hit the post and created other chances that could have given them the lead.
As the match entered the final 20 minutes still locked at 0-0, United looked in danger of dropping points. But captain Harry Maguire came up big, heading home a superb cross from substitute Christian Eriksen in the 80th minute.
United weren’t home yet, as Copenhagen were awarded a late penalty. But Onana produced a sensational save, denying Jordan Larsson from the spot. The catch secured all three points for United.
Maguire’s goal was hugely important for his confidence after facing much criticism recently. Scott McTominay also put in a solid midfield performance in the absence of Casemiro. Loan signing Amrabat struggled on his first start and was substituted at halftime.
The pre-match tribute to Sir Bobby was a touching display that honored the club legend. Maguire and Onana’s contributions could be pivotal to United’s hopes of Champions League progression after battling to a crucial victory.