”It was weakest performance in group stage so far,” says Copenhagen coach Jacob Neestrup

Copenhagen, Denmark: Jacob Neestrup, the Copenhagen Coach, says during an aftermatch interview that it was the weakest performance by his team in the group stage so far, yet managed to stand here with three points.

Manchester United has lost another Champions League group stage match by 4-3, standing last in Group A with three defeats in four games.

FC Copenhagen’s manager Jacob Neestrup has rubbed salty into tender Man Utd wounds after their dramatic win in the Champions League by scoring a winning goal in the final minutes.

Additionally, 35-year-old Jacob Neestrup becomes the first Copenhagen manager to beat an English team in European competition since Ståle Solbakken’s side beat Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United during the 2006/07 campaign.

On October 9, Manchester United lost to Copenhagen by 4-3. Rasmus højlund, the Danish Footballer, scored a brace with an early goal in the third minute and second in 28th minute, putting United ahead by 2-0.

The lead didn’t stay for long as the home team managed to equalize the score before the completion of first half. The Red Devils suffered another massive blow in 42nd minute as Marcus Rashford picked a red card for making a severe foul on Jelert.

Marcus Rashford will now have to serve a one-match ban in the Champions League, although UEFA can increase this to two matches if they deem it necessary.

UEFA’s disciplinary body will meet before MUFC’s Galatasaray game to determine whether Marcus Rashford’s UCL ban will be one match or two. United cannot appeal the decision under UEFA rules.

Thirteen minutes of extra time was added in first half due to a pitch invader who interrupted the game in the ninth minute with a Palestine flag and a call for an end to Israel’s bombing of Gaza.

A pitch invader in Copenhagen showing support for Palestine (Image Courtesy-Bench Warmers/Facebook)

Roony Bardghji, the Swedish, seals victory and 3 points for Copenhagen, leaving the Red Devils on brink of UCL exit. Manchester United can face an early elimination from the UEFA Champions League group stage after a 4-3 defeat to FC Copenhagen.

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