UEFA Champions League: Manchester United , Copenhagen in make or mar clash

Manchester United are locked in a must-win encounter tonight when they welcome FC Copenhagen of Denmark in match day 3 of the UEFA Champions League group stage.

The Red Devils remain without a single point in the group after two matches, while their Danish opponent are third in the group with one point

Ten Hag’s team have scored five goals so far but their defensive vulnerabilities have seen them conceding seven times, losing 3-4 to Bayern Munich of Germany and 2-3 to Galatasaray of Turkey.

Manchester United are winless in their five European outings, losing three times and managing to draw on two occasions. They cannot force their way into the top two spots in the group even if they win tonight against Copenhagen.

Securing Superliga title number 15 last season, Copenhagen’s domestic dominance is unsurprisingly yet to translate into a deep run in the Champions League, but Jacob Neestrup’s side can pat themselves on the back for their efforts in Group A so far.

An opening 2-2 draw with Galatasaray was certainly two points dropped rather than one gained for Copenhagen, who led until the 86th minute before the Turkish outfit completed a remarkable turnaround, and a similar story befell them during the visit of Bayern Munich to their Scandinavian headquarters on matchday two

 -Ikenna Okafor