- Man Utd suffers third defeat in 2023/24 Group Stage with loss to Copenhagen
- Red Devils still have two matches left against Galatasaray, and Bayern Munich to finish in second place.
- Erik ten Ha’s team could be knocked out of the Europa League, or even eliminated altogether
Manchester United suffered another crushing defeat in Europe as they lost to Copenhagen.
United started their fourth group stage 2023/24 Champions League match extremely well. Rasmus Hojlund scored twice, giving them a 2-goal advantage. The game quickly changed dramatically.
The Red Devils were unable to hold onto their two-goal lead. Bruno Fernandes scored a penalty before Rashford’s dismissal. The visitors were unable to hold on and lost two late goals, leaving them at the bottom.
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In the Allianz Arena, Bayern Munich beat Galatasaray by a score of 2-1 on the night Manchester United were defeated by Copenhagen. Lukas Larager and Roony Bardghji scored late goals.
Galatasaray winning in Germany would have made for a disastrous evening, but United is still at the bottom.
Bayern is now unstoppable and has secured their position as the group winner. Copenhagen and Galatasaray each have a single point more than Ten Hag’s team.
Man Utd must now win the next two matches, away at Galatasaray as well as home against Bayern Munich.
Bayern must also beat Copenhagen in order to prevent the Danes from scoring any unanticipated points. On the last matchday, a draw between Copenhagen and Galatasaray is the desired result.
Man Utd needs help from other teams to qualify for the next round. A loss against Galatasaray in Matchday 5 will end all their hopes. The best result at this point is Europa League qualification. Man Utd would not be able to qualify for the Europa League if they lose, and Copenhagen defeats Bayern.
Man Utd would be eliminated from the competition if they were to draw with Galatasaray. If Bayern wins against Copenhagen in Matchday 5, and Galatasaray draws with Man Utd, then Man Utd will have to win Bayern while hoping for the draw.
This would put Bayern at 15 points and Man Utd at 7, Galatasaray 6 and Copenhagen 5.
Man Utd Champions League 2023/24 fixtures and results
|Bayern Munich 4-3 Manchester United
|Manchester United 2-1 Galatasaray
|Manchester United 1-0 Copenhagen
|Copenhagen 4-3 Manchester United
|Galatasaray at Manchester United
|Manchester United vs Bayern Munich