Manchester United face a must-win Champions League clash against FC Copenhagen today. Erik ten Hag’s side have made a disastrous start in Europe, following their opening loss at Bayern Munich with a shocking home defeat to Galatasaray.
Those two results leave United rooted at the bottom of Group A, already well off the pace. Six points from their next two matches against Copenhagen are almost essential. Copenhagen have just one point but potentially could have more, drawing against Galatasaray after blowing a two-goal lead and losing to Bayern after taking the lead.
The match is scheduled for an 8pm BST kickoff today, October 24th at Old Trafford in Manchester.
United will hope Raphael Varane and Sergio Reguilon are fit to start, while Harry Maguire impressed against Sheffield United and will want to keep his place. Casemiro is suspended after his red card, so Sofyan Amrabat may be the key man in midfield, with Scott McTominay pushing for another start.
Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Lisandro Martinez all remain out for Ten Hag, while Birger Meling is a major doubt for Copenhagen. More dropped points would leave United with a mountain to climb in their aim to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages. Though inconsistent recently, they should have enough to kickstart their European campaign against Copenhagen.
Historically, United have won two matches compared to one for Copenhagen, with no draws between the sides.