Harry Maguire scored the only goal while Andre Onana saved a last-gasp penalty kick to hand Manchester United FC a 1-0 win over FC Copenhagen in the UEFA Champions League.
The game on Tuesday October 24, was a UEFA Champions League matchday three fixture, one the Red Devils went into in search of their first win in the competition this season.
Christian Eriksen crossed for Harry Maguire to head home the opening goal but that lead was threatened by a stoppage time penalty kick awarded to Danish Club, FC Copenhagen.
Cameroonian goalkeeper, André Onana’s stoppage-time penalty save secured Manchester United a vital Champions League win against Copenhagen in their first home match since the death of Sir Bobby Charlton.
Tuesday’s Old Trafford encounter allowed the club to come together and pay tribute to the World Cup winner and all-round gentleman following his death at the age of 86 on Saturday.
Charlton starred for United and in 1968 led them to European Cup glory at Wembley, where Erik ten Hag’s men would love to return for June’s Champions League final.
First comes qualification from Group C, which misfiring United continued to make hard work of as they rode their luck to claim a 1-0 win against Copenhagen after losses to Bayern Munich and Galatasaray.
Scott McTominay brought down Mohamed Elyounoussi in the box in stoppage time, but goalkeeper Onana – so unsteady since joining from Inter Milan – saved Jordan Larsson’s penalty in a jaw-dropping end to the game.
WHAT ANDRE ONANA SAID AFTER THE GAME: “I’m just doing my job. We have to keep going like that, never stop”.
HARRY MAGUIRE: “This is moment for me”
“I’m really proud and pleased with the way I’ve acted over the last 6-12 months here at Man United”.
“I’ve been given an opportunity now and I just want to be here to help the team and get Manchester United finally back to where it should be”.
“This is dedicated to Sir Bobby Charlton and his family”.