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MANCHESTER UNITED sit bottom of their Champions League group with two games left to play after a thrilling 4-3 defeat to Copenhagen.

Marcus Rashford was sent off as the Danish side came from 2-0 and 3-2 down to embarrass United late on.

Meanwhile, Sir Jim Ratcliffe is seemingly wasting no time in laying out his plans for the new-look Manchester United.

According to reports, The 71-year-old billionaire held virtual talks with co-chairman Joel Glazer and the two are said to have discussed structural changes and personnel changes.

And Ratcliffe is also set to be key in securing the services of £44million star Jean-Clair Todibo.

Elsewhere, Brazilian midfielder Casemiro is expected to be OUT of action until after Christmas with a hamstring injury.

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  • By Anthony Chapman

    Robbie savaged by United fans

    Man Utd fans labelled Robbie Savage "salty" and "bitter" as they raged at his commentary during their 4-3 defeat to Copenhagen.

    Some supporters of the club believe his tone towards Man Utd has changed since his son, Charlie, left Old Trafford in the summer.

    It came after Savage claimed Marcus Rashford's controversial dismissal was the correct call.

    One Man Utd fan said: "Robbie Savage still bitter his son isn’t at the club anymore cos last year he wouldn’t have said it’s a pen."


    Fans claim ‘salty’ Savage bitter over son's Man Utd exit after commentary rant

  • By Anthony Chapman

    Erik sees red over goals

    Erik ten Hag furiously claimed TWO of Copenhagen's goal should not have stood in Manchester United's damaging 4-3 defeat on Tuesday night.

    He said: "We conceded two goals before half-time which should never count. The first is offside, a player is in front of Andre Onana.

    "That is in four games, four penalties against us, and I say three are very debatable.

    "I'm very disappointed about such decisions. The game is never meant to be like this. This has nothing to do with football.

  • By Anthony Chapman

    Tight budget for Ten Hag

    Man United will be restricted to "cheap buys" and loans in the upcoming January transfer window, according to reports.

    The Daily Mail claim the Dutch manager will face a tightening of the purse strings amid the ongoing uncertainty over United's takeover.

    Sir Jim Ratcliffe's investment in 25% of the club has yet to be ratified and the club are also limited in their spending by Financial Fair Play regulations.

    To help their FFP standing, the club will look to sell Jadon Sancho but it is yet to be seen how much they will get for the winger – who they paid £73million for.

  • By Anthony Chapman

    VAR change for Premier League

    World Cup-style VAR is set to arrive in the Premier League next season.

    Club bosses voted against semi-automated offside technology and its “limb-tracking” cameras last summer, despite it being installed by top-flight clubs in Uefa competitions.

    But recent events appear to have changed their minds.

    SunSport has been told that Prem bosses have already spoken to a number of companies who could also provide chip-in-ball technology.


    Prem set for change to VAR that would resolve controversial Newcastle goal

  • By Ian Tuckey

    Jadon tipped to depart in next transfer window

    Outcast winger Jadon Sancho is tipped to exit United in January.

    Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano believes the 23-cap Englishman, 23, is “expected to leave” but it's not known if that's permanently or on loan.

    Former Borussia Dortmund star Sancho fell out with Old Trafford manager Erik ten Hag in September following a dispute over why he was dropped.

  • By Ian Tuckey

    Matheus delighted at United link

    Braga No1 Matheus admits he was "moved" to get offers from Manchester United and Nottingham Forest.

    The Brazilian, 31, joined his Portuguese top-flight club in 2014.

    But he is proud to have been talked about for a high-profile transfer.

    He told TNT Sports: “Moves you, buddy. Honestly, it does.

    "So when you receive the contact and see that… The stamp there from a big European club, mate, whether you like it or not, it moves you."

    He added: "You’re a boy who leaves Brazil full of dreams and you always see these big clubs on television, following them, the Champions League, the Premier League, great players who have played there, David Beckham, David De Gea."

  • By Ian Tuckey

    Prem clubs vote on new rule for loan signings

    Premier League clubs are set to vote on a huge rule change ahead of the January transfer window, writes JOSHUA JONES and MARTIN LIPTON.

    And should it go through, the laws would be a big blow for Newcastle.

    Premier League clubs are prepared to vote on a proposal to ban loans between associated clubs with the same owners.

    The report claims the 20 top-flight sides may fast-track the new temporary legislation at the next shareholders meeting on November 21.

    A minimum of 14 votes are required from the 20 clubs – a two-thirds majority – in order to pass the new rule through immediately.

    That would be enough to cover the January window before a long-term solution is found in time for the summer.

    The idea is that the Premier League want to protect the integrity of the competition.

    The suggested rule is not explicitly being put forward to stop Ruben Neves from joining Newcastle on loan – although that would be a deal in jeopardy.

    Both the Toon and Al-Hilal are majority-owned by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund.

    As things stand, there is nothing preventing a club signing a player and then loaning or even selling the same individual to one of their other teams when the transfer market reopens.

  • By Ian Tuckey

    Prem boost over Mbappe

    Prem giants might be in a frenzy over reports Real Madrid have sensationally ruled out a swoop for Kylian Mbappe.

    The Spanish giants were strongly linked with the France strike superstar in the last two summer transfer windows.

    In 2022 Los Blancos felt that they had sealed a deal to sign him, only for Mbappe to shock them by signing a two-year extension with PSG.

    Mbappe, 24, is once again in the final year of his deal at Parc des Princes.He has been widely expected to this time sign for Real Madrid.

    But according to Spanish outlet Cadena Ser, the LaLiga side will NOT be making a move for him.

    They claim that Real Madrid deem Mbappe’s salary demands to be too high.

    It’s reported that the France forward would demand at least £330,000 a week to move to Madrid. By contrast, Jude Bellingham is claimed to earn £150k a week.

  • By Ian Tuckey

    'Three tough decisions' against us – Erik

    Erik ten Hag rued “three tough decisions” that ruined United's control against Copenhagen as they slumped to a 4-3 loss.

    Rasmus Hojlund's brace was overturned after Marcus Rashford’s controversial red card.

    United boss Ten Hag said: “It’s clear we’re very disappointed and because you play very good.

    “I think we started the game so well. The best minutes of this season.

    “We are winning the game and I think the red card changes everything.

    “Then we concede two goals before half-time, which should never have counted.

    “First is offside, second a penalty and that is – in four games – four penalties against. I say three are very debatable.

    “(Rashford’s red) is also harsh. I think he went for the ball and the referee needs such a long time to make it a red card.”

  • By Ian Tuckey

    Scholes insists Ten Hag not yet under heavy pressure

    United legend Paul Scholes reckons boss Erik ten Hag is still not under heavy pressure.

    FC Copenhagen's 4-3 controversial win puts the Red Devils' Champions League hopes in jeopardy.

    But Scholes told TNT Sports: "I still don't think that there's that much pressure on him.

    "I think he's had a good year and he's bought a bit of time in that respect.

    "He's had bad injuries but as you say, nine defeats in 17 games is not good enough.

    "I know managers have been sacked in that second or third year. I don't think we can afford to do it anymore, we've got to let this fella get on with it.

    "I think he's been good up until this point and I go on to this season, I know it's not been that great but he's got a bit unlucky tonight.

    "They're going to have to play better teams than Copenhagen but I thought there was a little bit of fight there tonight, just lacking still that bit of leadership. Maybe if a Casemiro was in there things might be different."

  • By Etienne Fermie

    Uefa reason for Rashford red card baffles Utd fans

    United fans have been left baffled by Uefa's explanation of Marcus Rashford's red card against Copenhagen.

    The Red Devils led 2-0 in Denmark, before the match turned on Rashford's 42nd minute sending off.

    The Man Utd forward was dismissed after catching Copenhagen defender Elias Jelert on the ankle with his studs.

    Rashford's red proved to be controversial, with TNT Sports pundits Owen Hargreaves and Paul Scholes claiming the referee got it wrong, despite consulting the pitchside screen.

    Adding to the confusion, Uefa provided a different explanation altogether.

    On their match blog, they wrote: "The forward is dismissed for catching Jelert with his arm."

    Fans were left bemused by this development. One called the decision "laughable". While a second asked: "Wait, what?!" A third cried: "So basically making it up."

  • By Cosmo Teare

    Utd sub ratings

    Raphael Varane 5 (for Evans 15m)

    Came on in the 16th minute for Jonny Evans and was lucky not to have his handball punished in the lead up to Harry Maguire's.

    According to Uefa laws though, that would not have been penalised due to the ball deflecting off his leg first.

    Sofyan Amrabat 5 (for Eriksen 46m)

    Didn't do much after coming on as United slumped.

  • By Cosmo Teare

    Red Devils' strike ratings

    Marcus Rashford – 5

    Started the game really well playing as a traditional winger off the right which could be a useful weapon for Manchester United going forward.

    But his night ended early following a 42nd minute red card which completely swung the game in favour of Copenhagen.

    The forward clearly did not intend to plant his studs into the ankle of Elias Jelert but VAR ruled the incident as being serious foul play.

    Alejandro Garnacho – 5

    Should have passed for Hojlund's second but his shot was spilled by the keeper into his path anyway.

    Did not make much of an impression following the red.

    Rasmus Hojlund – 8

    Two goals for Rasmus Hojlund tonight in what is quickly becoming his favourite competition.

    The Dane has five goals in four Champions League matches this season and his brace gave United a solid foundation to build on, even with ten men.

    Had to live off scraps after the sending off but still led the line effectively.

  • By Cosmo Teare

    Utd midfield ratings

    Christian Eriksen – 6

    Impressive in his direct passing which allowed United to progress up the pitch quickly in the first half.

    But was sacrificed at half-time for Sofyan Amrabat as United looked to add some steel to the midfield following Rashford's red.

    Scott McTominay – 6

    Did well to set up Hojlund's first goal after an impressive run into the box.

    But had to adopt a much more defensive position following the red card and did not impress particularly thereafter.

    Bruno Fernandes – 6

    Led the press alongside Hojlund very well prior to the red card and worked hard to cover the ground with ten men thereafter.

    His 69th minute penalty put United ahead but he was pretty average apart from that.

  • By Cosmo Teare

    How United rated – defence

    Andre Onana – 5

    None of the four goals conceded were really Onana's fault but it's another night to forget for the Manchester United keeper.

    Passing wasn't exactly fantastic throughout and taht's why he was signed.

    Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 6

    A really impressive performance at both ends of the pitch but all that good work was undone by a calamitous pass back to Onana that led to Copenhagen's 83rd minute equaliser.

    Some excellent 1v1 defending apart from that but his technical ability will always be a weakness for Wan-Bissaka.

    Harry Maguire – 6

    Gave away the penalty that allowed Copenhagen to equalise through Goncalves but his hand was hardly in an unnatural position.

    Technically the right decision according to the laws of the game but does it really tally with why the handball law was ever introduced?

    His defending was generally fine thereafter and he was desperately unlucky not to draw United level in the dying embers of the game when his volley thumped off the bar.

    Jonny Evans – 6

    Did not have anything to do during his 12 minutes on the pitch before he was forced off with injury.

    Unlucky to be withdrawn so early in his first Champions League game in a decade.

    Diogo Dalot – 5

    Lost his marker for Copenhagen's equaliser and that's led to United being on the brink of going out of the Champions League.

    Away from that, he did offer a consistent attacking threat down the left.

  • By Joshua Jones

    Coming back to haunt Roo

    Copenhagen fans rubbed salt into Manchester United wounds with a brilliant chant after their last-gasp winner.

    And Copenhagen's 87th-minute goal to seal all three points was scored by a 17-year-old with a brilliant name.

    Roony Bardghji kept his composure to fire the loose ball into the back of the net, giving Andre Onana no chance.

    And that prompted a superb rendition of "Roony, Roony" around the 38,000-seater stadium – in a clear and brutal jibe at United and their record goalscorer Wayne Rooney.

    The Danish champions stunned the Red Devils, coming back from 2-0 and 3-2 down to secure a memorable 4-3 victory at Parken Stadium.

  • By Ian Tuckey

    Result: FC Copenhagen 4-3 Man Utd

    Kamil Grabara  dropped the ball in the final seconds – but United can't tuck in the loose ball for a leveller.

    Our match blog is HERE.

  • By Ian Tuckey

    Latest: FC Copenhagen 4-3 Man Utd

    The Danes have five more minutes of added time to hold on as the Red Devils try to press.

    Fortunately for United, group rivals Galatasaray are also losing.

    Follow all the action on our match blog HERE.

  • By Ian Tuckey

    Latest: FC Copenhagen 4-3 Man Utd

    Has Roony, 17, sunk United?

    Teen sensation Roony Bardghji came on as a sub to smash Copenhagen in front after 87 minutes.

    Bardghji profited from a poor clearance – and the penalty might be costly for the Red Devils' Champions League hopes.

    Follow all the action on our match blog HERE.

  • By Ian Tuckey

    Latest: FC Copenhagen 3-3 Man Utd

    Lukas Lerager levelled for the Danes on 83 minutes – now it's a huge test of nerve, character and defensive qualities for United.

    Follow all the action on our match blog HERE.

  • By Ian Tuckey

    Latest: FC Copenhagen 2-3 Man Utd

    The Rashford-less Red Devils are holding on – but the Danish hosts must still be fancied to grab a leveller.

    There's a minor delay as objects are thrown from the home crowd at Fernandes as he prepares to take a corner for United.

    Follow all the action on our match blog HERE.

  • By Ian Tuckey

    Latest: FC Copenhagen 2-3 Man Utd

    The 10-man Red Devils sneak in front thanks to a 69th minute Bruno Fernandes spot-kick awarded by VAR.

    Lukas Lerager was penalised for handball after the ref looked at pitchside replays.

    Follow all the action on our match blog HERE.

  • By Ian Tuckey

    Latest: FC Copenhagen 2-2 Man Utd

    Sofyan Amrabat replaced fellow United midfielder Christian Eriksen at the break.

    That must partly be because the ten Red Devils will need all the energy they can find to fend off the transformed hosts.

    Follow all the action on our match blog HERE.

  • By Ian Tuckey

    Scholes unhappy with Rash decision

    United legend Paul Scholes believes the ref should have used common sense over Marcus Rashford's red card.

    The Red Devils' forward was sent straight off as he tried to shield the ball after his studs came down on Jelert's foot.

    Scholes told TNT Sports: "I think that's where the understanding of the referee has to come into it.

    "It's an accident. He's trying to plant his foot and protect the ball."

    Follow all the action on our match blog HERE.

  • By Etienne Fermie

    Shock Marcus red explained

    The Red Devils led 2-0 when Rashford was shown a red card following a VAR check in the 42nd minute.

    Rashford's studs appeared to go over the ball when attempting to challenge Jelert.

    The 20-year-old's ankle rolled horribly as the Man Utd forward made contact.

    Referee Donatas Rumsas was advised to go to the monitor and review the challenge.

    After watching the incident again, he decided to send Rashford off.

    The 26-year-old smiled incredulously as he was given his marching orders.

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