UEFA Champions League: Why Man United lost 4-3 to Copenhagen – Erik ten Ten

UEFA Champions League: Why Man United lost 4-3 to Copenhagen – Erik ten Ten

Manchester United boss, Erik ten Hag has expressed disappointment over the officiating of their UEFA Champions League game against Copenhagen on Wednesday night.

The Red Devils gave away a two-goal lead after Marcus Rashford was sent off in the first half.

Speaking after the game that ended late in the night, the Manchester United boss said most decisions by match officials have been against his team in recent games.

He described his team as solid despite their recent poor run of results that have put them in a dangerous situation in the Champions League.

“We are very disappointed because we played very good,” he told reporters. “We started the game so well. Our best minutes of the season. We are winning the game and the red card changes everything.

“It’s a game of mistakes. I wouldn’t say we did everything right but there are a lot of positives.

“Even with 10 men we were dictating the game. We played very good.”

Speaking on the red card issued by Marcus  Rashford, he added, “So, so harsh. He went for the ball and the referee needed a long time to make it a red card.

“When you freeze it, it looks worse. I am very disappointed about such a decision.

“The game is never meant to be like this. This has nothing to do with football.

“I accept wrong decisions are made but when you make such tough decisions, you control the game.

“We concede two goals that should not count. The first is offside and the second goal, it’s so close and the hand is in a normal position. What can you do for that?

“Four penalties against us in four games and two or three are very debatable. The game can’t be like this.

“This squad is so solid. All season, so many decisions are against us and so many setbacks with injuries.

“There is a spirit in the squad and every time we will keep going. It will turn in our favour.”


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