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Copenhagen manager fires shot at Manchester United fans ahead of Champions League tie



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Copenhagen manager Jacob Neestrup has fired a shot at Manchester United’s Old Trafford fans ahead of the Champions League tie on Wednesday.

Manchester United travel to face Copenhagen on Wednesday evening as they look to rescue their Champions League season after two losses in three games.

Their one win in the competition so far came against Copenhagen two weeks ago, where a Harry Maguire header and Andrè Onana’s last-minute penalty save made sure Erik ten Hag came away from Old Trafford with a 1-0 win.

The upcoming clash between the two sides is crucial, with both teams needing all three points in order to keep their hopes for qualification to the Champions League knockout stages alive.

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Neestrup, who managed the side at Old Trafford a fortnight ago, has fired a shot at the United fans, saying the atmosphere at the Parken is astronomically more intense than what he experienced at Old Trafford.

He said: “What can they [United] expect? I would say with all the respect I felt when I stepped into Old Trafford, then I felt the historical atmosphere.

“But you can’t compare Old Trafford with Parken because the intensity is times 100 in terms of what we played in two weeks ago. Then this is a standard [that], for me, is way above Premier League, to be honest.”

Neestrup also explained that he doesn’t think his side need to “hope” they win the game – he believes that his team are more than a match for Ten Hag’s squad.

“For me, it’s not about hope. For me, it’s about strong belief that we can get a result.

“The penalty miss in the fifth minute of extra time was what it was, but it was a totally equal game. I was a little bit surprised about some of the questions I got after the game from English journalists in terms of that we were quite tough to break down.

“The talk we had at half-time in our dressing room was that we thought it was tough to break the opponent down. In that picture, I think the game over 95 minutes was totally equal and I expect the same tomorrow.”