Gonçalves crosses from a deep position on the left. Onana does well to come out and claim under serious threat from Elyounoussi. A pocket of space for Reguilon, 25 yards out. He shapes, he shoots, but his effort is deflected off Vavro and loops into the arms of Grabara.
Reguilon rolls a pass down the left. Hojlund spins elegantly into space before whistling a cross through the Copenhagen box towards nobody in particular. The away defence calmly watch it fly out for a throw. A loose ball bobbles around 20 yards from the United goal. Ankersen has a crack at goal. McTominay spread-eagles himself in the road and blocks for a corner.
Manchester United nearly break upfield from Copenhagen’s set piece, but Reguilon can’t find the pass with Rashford free, all alone, on the centre spot. A simple hoof down the middle and Rashford was free. Ankersen sends a deep cross in from the right. Achouri brings it down with an exquisite touch on the left-hand corner of the six-yard box, but his attempt to nip around the nearby Varane sees the ball sail out for a goal kick.
Just for a split second, it looked like Achouri was busy crafting something special. Maguire turns on the halfway line under no pressure and plays a backpass. The first serious groan of the evening. Then an even louder one as Onana flays a dreadful aimless ball into the stand. The hosts still struggling.
Achouri jinks past a couple of half-hearted challenges from Antony and McTominay out on the left, cuts infield and sends a low shot wide left of goal. Onana had it covered, but that was way too easy for Achouri. A poor centre-circle header by Amrabat goes backwards instead of forwards, as intended, and nearly allows Goncalves to tear clear on the break. It’s fortunate for United that nobody else in Copenhagen blue-and-black is committed to the counter, which fizzles out.
— StrettyEnd (@_StrettyEnd) October 24, 2023