United succumb to madness in Copenhagen
Manchester United's Champions League aspirations took a severe blow in a wildly unpredictable match against Copenhagen, leaving manager Erik ten Hag's future hanging by a thread. Despite a strong start, United's structure crumbled post a controversial red card for Marcus Rashford, culminating in a 4-3 defeat.
Rashford's Red Sparks Collapse
Disaster struck just before halftime when Rashford received a contentious red card for a reckless challenge, leaving his team a man down. Within nine minutes, Copenhagen capitalized, scoring twice to erase United's lead and level the scoreline by the break.
A Seesaw Second Half
The second half saw United regain the lead with a penalty converted by Bruno Fernandes, momentarily appearing to be Ten Hag's savior. However, the joy was short-lived as Lukas Lerager equalized for Copenhagen in the closing stages. The nightmare deepened for United when Roony Bardghji netted the decisive 4-3, sealing a turbulent defeat for Manchester United.
Ten Hag on Thin Ice
This latest setback marks Ten Hag's ninth defeat of the season, intensifying the scrutiny on his tenure at United. With the loss to Copenhagen and Arsenal's victory over Sevilla, United's situation in Group A appears increasingly precarious.