In an electrifying UEFA Champions League encounter, FC Copenhagen emerged victorious in a seven-goal thriller against Manchester United, securing a 4-3 win with a stunning late winner from 17-year-old Roony Bardghji.
The match began with former Copenhagen player Rasmus Hojlund netting twice within 28 minutes, giving United a comfortable 2-0 lead. The game took a dramatic turn when Marcus Rashford received a red card, leaving United with 10 men for over half the match.
Despite a valiant effort from United, late goals from Lukas Lerager and Bardghji sealed the historic victory for FC Copenhagen. This marked Manchester United’s third loss in four games in Group A, further intensifying the pressure on manager Erik ten Hag.
With this defeat, United now sits at the bottom of Group A with three points, trailing behind Copenhagen and Galatasaray. The loss has left their group stage qualification hopes in jeopardy, with tough fixtures against Galatasaray and Bayern Munich looming.
Roony Bardghji’s match-winning goal in the 87th minute added a remarkable chapter to the young winger’s career, drawing parallels to the legendary Wayne Rooney. The Danish capital’s Parken Stadium echoed with chants of “Roony, Roony” as Copenhagen celebrated their historic victory.
United captain Bruno Fernandes expressed determination to bounce back, emphasizing the team’s commitment to winning their remaining games in the group stage. The loss represents a significant setback for Manchester United in what has been described as a nightmare season.
As the pressure mounts on Erik ten Hag, United faces an uphill battle to salvage their Champions League campaign and turn their season around. The next fixtures against Galatasaray and Bayern Munich will be crucial in determining their fate in the competition.