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Marcus Rashford sent off for Man Utd vs Copenhagen, he has as many red cards as goals this season

Marcus Chan

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Marcus Rashford sent off for Man Utd vs Copenhagen, he has as many red cards as goals this season

Marcus Rashford has been sent off for Manchester United against Copenhagen.

On Wednesday night, United arrived at the Parken Stadium in a bid to take a step closer to the last-16 in the Champions League.

United are currently third in Group A after losing to Bayern Munich and Galatasaray. A narrow win against Copenhagen last time out kept their hopes of reaching the knockout stages alive.

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United got off to a perfect start after summer signing Rasmus Hojlund scored inside three minutes to make it 1-0. 12 minutes later, the Danish striker was in the right place at the right time to make it 2-0 after Alejandro Garnacho's left foot shot was parried by Copenhagen goalkeeper Kamil Grabara.

However, in the 42nd minute, United were reduced to 10 men after Rashford was shown a red card after a lengthy VAR check.

The Englishman lost control of the ball and caught the Copenhagen player on the leg. As a result, he will miss United’s crucial match against Galatasaray.

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A few minutes later, Copenhagen got themselves back into the match after former Southampton man Mohamed Elyounoussi finished off a fine move.

Deep into injury time at the end of the first half, Copenhagen were given a golden opportunity to draw level after Harry Maguire was adjudged to have handled the ball inside the penalty area.

Andre Onana managed to save a last-gasp penalty at Old Trafford in the reverse fixture but was unable to deny Diogo Goncalves who sent the United goalkeeper the wrong way.

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Featured Image Credit: TNT Sports

Topics: Marcus Rashford, Manchester United, Football, Champions League

Marcus Chan
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