Manchester United vs FC Copenhagen Predictions & Match Preview

Manchester United vs FC Copenhagen Predictions & Match Preview

Following their narrow victory over Sheffield United in their recent Premier League match, Manchester United is looking to provide their fans with another reason to celebrate as they face Copenhagen on Tuesday evening.

The Red Devils are determined to secure their first win in Group A, and we are confident that they will approach the game with full force against the Danish team. Midfielder Casemiro is serving a one-game suspension, but Christian Eriksen is expected to return to the starting lineup.

Unfortunately, Lisandro Martinez, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and Luke Shaw will be sidelined due to injuries.

On the other hand, Copenhagen secured a 2-1 win against Vejle in their last league fixture, but they face a daunting task at the “Theatre of Dreams.” The last time these two teams met in the Champions League in England was back in 2006, where Manchester United emerged victorious with a 3-0 scoreline.

We anticipate that history may repeat itself. Birger Meling sustained an injury over the weekend, and Christian Sorensen is likely to fill in for him.

Team News

Dries Mertens seized upon a wayward pass from Andre Onana, resulting in Casemiro having no option but to bring down the Belgian inside the penalty area. As a consequence, Casemiro received an early dismissal and will be ineligible for the upcoming match against Copenhagen due to suspension.

Casemiro had already missed the victory against Sheffield United due to an ankle injury. Additionally, the absentee list for the team includes Amad Diallo (knee), Lisandro Martinez (foot), Jadon Sancho (disciplinary), Kobbie Mainoo (ankle), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (muscle), Tyrell Malacia (knee), and Luke Shaw (muscle). However, there is optimism regarding Sergio Reguilon’s recovery from his hamstring issue.

Harry Maguire’s performance in the last game against Sheffield United validated his place in the starting lineup, making it likely that he will retain his spot in the defense. Nevertheless, it would be surprising not to see Raphael Varane return to replace Jonny Evans.

In contrast, Copenhagen will welcome back defender Elias Jelert after he served a suspension during the loss to Bayern. However, Lerager and Birger Meling are now one yellow card away from missing a game.

Moreover, Meling sustained an injury during the first half of Copenhagen’s Superliga victory over the weekend, and it is unlikely that he will play again before the November international break. Christian Sorensen is expected to fill in for him.

William Clem (broken leg), Noah Sahsah (knee), and Nicolai Boilesen (unspecified) are also unavailable for the Danish champions. Mohamed Elyounoussi, the hero of their weekend victory, will return to England after leaving relegated Southampton over the summer.

Eighteen-year-old midfielder Oscar Hojlund will join his older brother Rasmus Hojlund on Tuesday night, but he is likely to start on the Copenhagen bench.