Man Utd looks to overcome FC Copenhagen to advance to the semi-final stage of the Europa League. We preview this last eight tie from Cologne to determine who’ll face either Wolves or Sevilla in the Semi-finals.
Who is playing?
Man Utd vs Copenhagen
What competition is it?
UEFA Europa League Quarter Final
What time is Man Utd vs Copenhagen?
20:00 GMT, Monday 10th August 2020
Which stadium is Man Utd vs Copenhagen being held at?
RhineEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany
What channel is Man Utd vs Copenhagen on?
BT Sport 1
Man Utd vs Copenhagen Summary
Danish giants FC Copenhagen must overcome a rampant Man Utd side if they want to advance to the semi-finals of the Europa League. Man Utd will be the side with the momentum coming into this game, named by many as the favourites to win the competition this season.
Manchester United have been on a 14 game unbeaten streak domestically helping the side clinch Champions League football next season. Will this deter them from wanting to win the Europa League? Copenhagen should hope so.
From an outsider looking in, this game should be Man Utd’s for the taking, but we feel there could be a surprise or two lined up for this matchup. Two Norwegian coaches in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Stale Solbakken go head-to-head.
Man Utd Team News and Form
After finishing 3rd this season in the Premier League and a semi-final knockout by Chelsea in the FA Cup, Man Utd will hunt for silverware to round off what has been a season of highs and lows for the Red Devils.
In the Premier League, the side has managed a 47% win rate which isn’t bad by any means, but since the Premier League restart the side hasn’t lost in eight Premier League games.
With star players Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, and Anthony Martial likely to be given a rest, it will be time for young talents such as James Garner, Tahith Chong, and teenage phenom Mason Greenwood to set the game alight.
Copenhagen Team News and Form
While many neutral fans will recognize FC Copenhagen as the major team in Denmark because of their repeated appearance in the Champions League, this season they finished 2nd to Midtjylland in the Danish Premier League.
Playing 36, winning 21, drawing five and losing 10, Copenhagen hasn’t had a plain sailing season. This should motivate and give an extra incentive for the side to go all out in the Europa League and give the fans something to cheer about well before the dust settles on the 2019/20 season.
The Danish side will be without former Ajax and Middleborough midfielder Viktor Fischer, an enormous loss. Also set to miss is Ragnar Sigurdsson, Nicolaj Thomsen and Michael Santos. Young forward Mikkel Kaufmann is likely to get the nod, having lost top scorer another former Premier League player in Dame N’Doye whose contract ran out.
Man Utd last five matches:
- LASK (H) 2-1 Europa League win
- Leicester City (A) 2-0 Premier League win
- West Ham (H) 1-1 Premier League draw
- Crystal Palace (A) 2-0 Premier League win
- Southampton (H) 2-2 Premier League draw
Copenhagen last five matches:
- Istanbul Basaksehir (H) 3-0 Europa League win
- Nordsjaelland (H) 2-1 Danish Superliga win
- Aalborg (A) 1-0 Danish Superliga win
- AGF (H) 4-2 Danish Superliga defeat
- Brondby (H) 0-0 Danish Superliga draw
Man Utd Top Goalscorers
- Anthony Martial (17 Premier League goals + 4 Europa League goals) The Frenchman has enjoyed a stellar goal-scoring season this campaign, becoming Man Utd’s top scorer this season with 23 total goals.
- Marcus Rashford (17 Premier League goals + 1 Europa League goal) Another high flying marksman for Man Utd this season, Marcus Rashford has once again moved up a gear in terms of his performances this year.
Copenhagen Top Goalscorers:
- Jonas Wind (7 Danish Superleague goals + 2 Europa League goals) Attack-minded young Danish star who scored twice in the previous round against Istanbul Basaksehir to seal his sides place in this round.
- Jens Stage (5 Danish Superleague goals + 1 Europa League goal) Versatile young midfielder who has scored three goals since the restart in June.
- Man Utd haven’t lost in 14 League games
- Martial, Rashford and Greenwood have scored 54 Premier League goals between them
- Juan Mata has the highest number of assist in the Europa League this season with five.
- Copenhagen have won two of their last five European games
- Copenhagen has scored 12 goals in 10 European games this season.
- Copenhagen have kept three clean sheets in 10 European games
|November 1st 2006||FCK 1-0 MUN||UEFA Champions League|
|October 17th 2006||MUN 3-0 FCK||UEFA Champions League|
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