Tonight, Manchester United travels to Denmark to play Copenhagen in a very important Champions League match.
Get used to hearing that phrase in different ways. After Manchester United lost the first two games of the Champions League group stage, every match is a “must win.”
However, this one is really big. With two games left, we can move ahead of the Turks into second place if Manchester United wins tonight and Galatasaray loses to Bayern Munich in Germany.
But it won’t be simple. 2023 Copenhagen is not Brondby 1998. To be honest, even in the first half, their self-assured full-back Mitchel DikĘ is the clear favorite to win.
What lineup will Manchester United have?
Goalkeeper Andre Onana of Manchester United was one of the first leg’s heroes thanks to an amazing penalty save in injury time. He’s sure to start this game, and he’s got every match.
Harry Maguire, another important player from the previous game, will also start. In an unexpected turn of events, he has now returned to prominence as Manchester United’s most important defender.
The crucial question is: who will be his partner? Three people have traveled: Raphael Varane, Victor Lindelof, and Jonny Evan̥. Raphael Varane is expected to start because of the Frenchman’s experience playing in big games.
After making a successful comeback over the weekend, Aaron Wan-Bisħaka will continue at right-back after being singled out for praise for his performance.
Manager Erik ten Hag seems to favor Diogo Dalot over Sergio Reguilon on the left, and we anticipate this to continue.
The midfield, which includes Sofyan Amrabat and Scott McTominay, will see United adopt a combative strategy. This implies that Christian Eriksen will no longer be in the starting lineup.
Another player who might be cut is Antony, which would make room for MaĔon Mount to come on stage. He and Bruno Fernandȩ might alternate between playing center and right wing.
After an impressive showing from the bench this week, Facundo Pelliĕtri—a very strong alternative for the right wing—might not have room as a result.
Alejandro Garnacho is out of the starting lineup for this crucial match, so Marc Richards will start at left center for his old team.