Man Utd vs FC Copenhagen LIVE: Champions League latest score and updates after Sir Bobby Charlton tributes

Manchester United are in desperate need of a victory in this season’s Champions League and will hope to earn one when they take on FC Copenhagen at Old Trafford this evening.

Erik ten Hag’s men slumped to a disappointing 3-2 defeat at home to Galatasary last time out in the European top flight and three points would keep their hopes of reaching the knockout stage alive after two consecutive defeats.

It’s set to be an emotional evening at Old Trafford in what their first home match since the passing of club legend Sir Bobby Charlton, who captained United to their first-ever European Cup in 1968.

United will pay tribute to Charlton with a minute’s silence before the game, while a wreath will be on his seat in the directors’ box and players and staff will wear black armbands.

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Manchester United vs FC Copenhagen live

  • Manchester United take on FC Copenhagen in the Champions League with kick off at 8pm, live on TNT Sports 2

  • The match is the first game played at Old Trafford since the death of Sir Bobby Charlton

  • United are last in Group A after consecutive defeats and need to win to keep their campaign on track

  • Man Utd XI: Onana; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Reguilon; Amrabat, McTominay; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Hojlund

  • Copenhagen XI: Grabara; Jelert, Diks, Vavro, Ankersen; Lerager, Falk, Goncalves; Achouri, Claesson, Elyounoussi

Manchester United FC 1 - 0 FC København

Full-time! Man Utd 1-0 Copenhagen

22:23 , Jamie Braidwood

Resolve. Perseverance. Redemption. This Manchester United victory may not have been anywhere near as beautiful as any of those Sir Bobby Charlton graced, or indeed that tribute to his life, but it displayed some of the club soul that he made famous. Because this was obviously about so much more than just beating Copenhagen 1-0 late on, or indeed staying in the competition the club’s legend was most built on. It was certainly about so much more for Andre Onana, who had his first great moment at Manchester United.

That was maybe what Charlton would have most enjoyed. Doing it when it mattered. A night that started with a gracefully poignant mourning of the great man ended with more appropriate celebration. It ended with deafening and defiant roar, in celebration of a player who has struggled in his first few weeks, in memory of a player who was perhaps the club’s greatest.

It was a night that also showed why this team remains someway short of the teams this club great elevated, but that won’t feel like it matters for now.

United got through. A player that has been pilloried and unpicked in Harry Maguire displayed defiance, scoring the winner for a relatively late 1-0 win. Onana then stepped up by getting done, keeping it at 1-0 in the 96th minute, and keeping United in this great competition.

By Miguel Delaney at Old Trafford

Harry Maguire and Andre Onana heroics offer fitting tribute to Sir Bobby Charlton

Rasmus Hojlund hints at bright future with integral display against Copenhagen

22:24 , Jamie Braidwood

It is a path less travelled, let alone as quickly, a journey from FC Copenhagen to Sturm Graz, Atalanta to Manchester United, all before his 21st birthday. It was the culmination of an ambition, too, for a boyhood United fan, the realisation of a dream.

And yet there were points in a reunion where Rasmus Hojlund could be forgiven for wondering if he had been better off staying put. Not financially, admittedly, with the rewards that come with a £72m price tag, but from a footballing perspective. The more coherent team were Copenhagen, the low-budget overachievers seeming to have more of a plan than the high-budget overachievers but it was tempting to think that if the Danish champions could still call upon their most valuable old boy, they would have won at Old Trafford.

Instead, United were victorious, aided by a telling intervention by a Dane. It wasn’t Hojlund, though that is no criticism: there are times when he is the brightest of United’s front three simply a process of excellence but here, as against Galatasaray, it was a consequence of excellence. But it was his compatriot Christian Eriksen who curled in a cross that Harry Maguire converted. Which, along with Andre Onana’s 97th-minute penalty save from Jordan Larsson, averted indignity. Which a draw would have been, given the gulf in resources between the clubs.

By Richard Jolly at Old Trafford

Rasmus Hojlund hints at bright future with integral display against Copenhagen

Harry Maguire dedicates dramatic Man Utd victory to Sir Bobby Charlton: ‘It was meant to be’

23:13 , Mike Jones

On a night that Manchester United desperately needed to win, in part due to their poor standing in Group A of the Champions League and, in part to honour the passing of United legend Sir Bobby Charlton, it fell to two of their most maligned characters to ensure victory at Old Trafford.

A tepid first half left the packed house inside the stadium clamouring for a bit of verve and excitement from the hosts, who seemed low on confidence and motivation. Chances were few and far between with Copenhagen coming the closest to scoring as Diogo Goncalves struck the woodwork early on.

The introduction of Christian Eriksen provided a new dimension to United’s play and the Dane was the supplier for the only goal of the match. A corner was knocked out to him and he whipped a cross perfectly onto the head of Harry Maguire. The defender, selected for tonight’s game after a sterling performance at the weekend, repaid Erik ten Hag’s faith with a powerful header into the deck, the ball bouncing over Kamil Grabara to send United in front.

‘It was meant to be’: Man Utd dedicate dramatic victory to Sir Bobby Charlton

Full-time! Man Utd 1-0 Copenhagen

22:26 , Mike Jones

Manchester United have won a Champions League match for the first time since a 2-0 away victory against Villarreal on 23 November 2021.

This is their first Champions League victory at Old Trafford since 20 October 2021 (3-2 against Atalanta).

Full-time! Man Utd 1-0 Copenhagen

21:59 , Mike Jones

90+7 mins: Manchester United close out the game and they’re on the board. A huge three points for Erik ten Hag’s men takes them up to third in Group A, just one point behind Galatasary.

They’re now above Copenhagen and travel to Denmark next time out for a repeat of tonight’s contest. Another three points in that game will put them in good stead for the final matches of the group stages.

It wasn’t pretty nor convincing but Harry Maguire’s fine headed effort and Andre Onana’s penalty stop earns the Red Devils a much needed victory.

What a night.

SAVE! Man Utd 1-0 Copenhagen

21:57 , Mike Jones

90+7 mins: Andre Onana is a hero! Jordan Larsson steps up to take the penalty and smokes it to the goalkeeper’s left. Onana goes the correct way and slaps the ball wide!

What a save!

Penalty to Copenhagen!

21:56 , Mike Jones

Man Utd 1-0 Copenhagen

90+4 mins: With what is surely going to be the final act of the game, Copenhagen think they have a penalty. A corner ball is whipped into the box and nodded back across goal.

Scott McTominay raises his foot high and seemingly catches the man resulting in the referee pointing to the spot.

VAR checks the decision and doesn’t overturn it.

Man Utd 1-0 Copenhagen

21:50 , Mike Jones

90 mins: Time is ticking away from Copenhagen who need to score to limit how many points Man Utd take from this game. There’ll be four minutes of added time to play.

Man Utd 1-0 Copenhagen

21:46 , Mike Jones

86 mins: Anthony Martial comes on to replace Marcus Rashford for the final few minutes of this game.

Before Rashford gets to the side of the pitch Erik ten Hag changes his mind and keeps the No.10 on. Instead Rasmus Hojlund goes off to a decent round of applause.

Man Utd 1-0 Copenhagen

21:42 , Mike Jones

83 mins: Close! Copenhagen’s desire to equalise is causing them problems. United are so quick in transition and are repeatedly catching the visitors out with pace in behind the lines.

Rashford sends the ball into the box for Fernandes who shoots and has his effort deflected out for a corner.

Man Utd 1-0 Copenhagen

21:39 , Mike Jones

80 mins: Bruno Fernandes threads the ball up the pitch and finds Rasmus Hojlund. He’s brought down on the counter but not before slipping the ball to Scott McTominay.

He feeds it to Alejandro Garnacho who shoots and forces another great save out of Kamil Grabara before McTominay’s follow up is smoked high and wide.

Man Utd 1-0 Copenhagen

21:37 , Mike Jones

77 mins: Bruno Fernandes slips the ball to Marcus Rashford who snatches at a shot from just inside the penalty area and smokes his effort high and wide.

A second goal for United will calm them down again.

Elias Jelert and Viktor Claesson are taken off for Copenhagen with Christian Sorensen and Orri Oskarsson brought on for the closing stages of the game.

Man Utd 1-0 Copenhagen

21:35 , Mike Jones

75 mins: Manchester United desperately needed that goal. Maguire looked a little shaky in the early stages of this game but, coming off a Player of the Match performance at the weekend, he’s found his confidence and sent the hosts ahead.

Can United now see this game out?

GOAL! Man Utd 1-0 Copenhagen (Harry Maguire, 72’)⚽️

21:33 , Mike Jones

72 mins: Manchester United are in front! The corner is cleared away but United recycle the ball with a pass out to Christian Eriksen on the right side of the pitch.

Harry Maguire stays up the pitch and meets the ball in the air before powering a header into the back of the net! Huge goal!

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

21:31 , Mike Jones

71 mins: Marcus Rashford has moved out to the right wing with Garnacho now on the pitch. He combines with Dalot to get the ball into the box but Dalot’s cross it nodded away.

Maguire wins it back and gives it to the youngster who earns United a corner.

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

21:28 , Mike Jones

68 mins: Huge moment! Man Utd break on the counter-attack with Bruno Fernandes supplying a superb pass into the path of Alejandro Garnacho.

Garnacho storms through the middle of the pitch and takes too many touches. His final one knocks the ball too far away from his feet inside the penalty area and Kamil Grabara lunges onto the ball to stop the youngster from scoring.

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

21:26 , Mike Jones

66 mins: Copenhagen win themselves a free kick that Diogo Goncalves drills into the wall from 30-yards out from goal.

The ball bobbles into the box and it’s sharp work from Diogo Dalot to scoop it away before the nearest Copenhagen player can poke it towards goal.

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

21:24 , Mike Jones

63 mins: Two changes incoming from Erik ten Hag. Victor Lindelof and Alejandro Garnacho are brought onto the pitch to replace Sergio Reguilon and Antony.

Lindelof is slotting immediately in at left-back with Garnacho out wide. The teenager was warmly applauded when his name was announced.

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

21:22 , Mike Jones

60 mins: An hour played at Old Trafford and still the deadlock remains. The tempo has increased massively and so too has the danger of United conceding a goal.

Antony whips a cross in the from the right but belts his pass over the top of the goal.

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

21:17 , Mike Jones

57 mins: The game has opened up now and United think they’ve got a penalty. Rashford sprints in behind the lines and collects a threaded pass on the edge of the box.

He takes it around the goalkeeper and is brought down in the box but the offside flag goes up and VAR confirms the decision. It was very close though.

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

21:15 , Mike Jones

54 mins: Save! Manchester United are denied by Kamil Grabara. Marcus Rashford drives up to the byline and pulls the ball into the box, perfectly picking out Rasmus Hojlund.

Hojlund lays the ball off to Christian Eriksen who drills a low effort at goal only for Grabara to leapt low to his right and palm the ball clear.

That’s United’s best chance of the night so far.

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

21:12 , Mike Jones

51 mins: Save! Mohamed Elyounoussi brings the ball down the right side of the pitch and carries it up to the box. He sends it inside and finds Lukas Lerager who pings one towards goal and draws a fine save out of Andre Onana diving across to his right.

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

21:10 , Mike Jones

48 mins: Manchester United get crowded out on the edge of the box as Marcus Rashford a slips the ball towards Scott McTominay. He tries to find Rasmus Hojlund but Copenhagen recover the ball and kick off a counter-attack...

Second half! Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

21:05 , Mike Jones

Christian Eriksen is introduced by Erik ten Hag to replace Sofyan Amrabat in the only change for the hosts. Bruno Fernandes gets the match back underway.

United need to win this game. They need a bit more urgency to get themselves ahead.

HT Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

21:02 , Mike Jones

Will Erik ten Hag makes any changes at half-time? He’s got plenty of options on the bench with Christian Eriksen and Mason Mount primed to go.

Manchester United need a bit of impetus to get them into gear in the final third.

Ten Hag lays flowers in Old Trafford centre circle as Man United pay tribute to Bobby Charlton

20:58 , Mike Jones

Manchester United paid tribute to Sir Bobby Charlton ahead of kick-off against FC Copenhagen in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Erik ten Hag laid flowers in the centre circle at Old Trafford before both teams and fans observed a minute’s silence.

Ten Hag lays flowers in centre circle as Man United pay tribute to Bobby Charlton

HT Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

20:54 , Mike Jones


Half-time! Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

20:50 , Mike Jones

45 mins: There’s no added time at the end of the first half and a short chorus of boos rings out from the home fans who have endured a tepid 45 minutes of football.

Manchester United need to step it up considerably after the break. A draw would keep them in trouble in Group A but a win would put them right back in the mix to reach the knockout rounds.

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

20:48 , Mike Jones

43 mins: Diogo Goncalves receives the ball just outside the United penalty area and shoots. His effort is deflected just wide of the far post but that’s another warning that Copenhagen can threaten when they get up the pitch.

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

20:47 , Mike Jones

40 mins: Some of the Manchester United fans are getting a little frustrated. Rasmus Hojlund has only had 11 touches so far which is the least of any player on the pitch.

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

20:42 , Mike Jones

37 mins: Close! Elias Achouri receives the ball on the left wing and comes inside. He weaves past Scott McTominay before pinging a shot at goal from the edge of the box.

Andre Onana drops low to guard the near post but leaves the ball to bobble wide of the goal.

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

20:39 , Mike Jones

34 mins: Scott McTominay brings the ball forward and gives it to Marcus Rashford. Rashford holds it up before slipping Sergio Reguilon forward on the overlap.

Reguilon floats a cross into the middle and McTominay can’t keep his header down with the ball flying over the target.

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

20:36 , Mike Jones

31 mins: Over half an hour played at Old Trafford with Manchester United starting to take control of the game. They’re winning the ball back nicely and not allowing Copenhagen to get into the final third.

A bit more ruthlessness in the final third will do them wonders though.

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

20:34 , Mike Jones

28 mins: Man Utd are pushing forward more and more but they aren’t managing to create many chances.

Rasmus Hojlund holds the ball up and lays it off to Diogo Dalot who decides to cut inside and give to the ball to Raphael Varane instead of crossing it into the penalty area.

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

20:28 , Mike Jones

25 mins: Close! A counter-attack gets United into gear after Sofyan Amrabat passes the ball up to Antony. He flicks it inside and storms towards the box before laying it into the area for Rasmus Hojlund.

A back-heel from the forward almost sets up Scott McTominay to score but Kevin Diks scurries across and blocks the shot when it comes.

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

20:25 , Mike Jones

22 mins: Shot! Copenhagen drop away from United allowing them to have possession inside the visitor’s half of the pitch. The ball comes out to Marcus Rashford on the left and he cuts inside.

Twice he goes past a defender before shooting and drilling a low effort at goal whic Kamil Grabara smothers without too much trouble.

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

20:23 , Mike Jones

20 mins: Diogo Dalot has come alive. He gets forward twice and whips in a couple of tantilising crosses. The second is nodded out for a corner which is swung into the box by Bruno Fernandes.

Harry Maguire is the target but he’s beaten in the air and the ball gets nodded out of the box.

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

20:20 , Mike Jones

17 mins: Close! Rasmus Hojlund gets his first sight of goal after a wonderful curling pass from Marcus Rashford who feeds the ball into the box from wide on the left wing.

Hojlund controls the ball and powers his left-footed shot towards the target but it continues to rise and flies over the crossbar.

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

20:19 , Mike Jones

15 mins: Copenhagen are knocking the ball around slickly in an attempt to get high up the pitch. Peter Ankersen gets free on the overlap and his cross from the left wing is deflected behind by Sergio Reguilon.

The resultant corner is cleared away by United who look to hold possession in midfield.

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

20:17 , Mike Jones

12 mins: A fizzing cross-field pass comes over to the left wing where Diogo Dalot does a fine job of seeing the ball out of play.

There’s a bit more attacking intent for United now but there’s an edge to the game that feels as though the teams are playing within themselves.

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

20:13 , Mike Jones

9 mins: Manchester United seem very shaky. They’re lacking in confidence and are allowing Copenhagen to come onto them. United are finding it difficult to keep hold of possession and impose themselves on the game,

Maguire threads a fine pass through to Scott McTominay who flicks it over to Marcus Rashford. He drives for the box and wins a throw in after being tackled.

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

20:10 , Jamie Braidwood

That was a beautiful moment at Old Trafford - an immaculate and poignant tribute to the great Sir Bobby Charlton.

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

20:10 , Mike Jones

6 mins: Bruno Fernandes drops deep for Man Utd and collects the ball from Raphael Varane before pinging a cross field ball over to the left wing trying to pick out the high pressing Sergio Reguilon.

Reguilon can’t control the ball and it goes out for a goal kick.

Close! Copenhagen hit the post after a couple of mistakes from Man Utd. First Sofyan Amrabat then Harry Maguire fail to recover the ball as the visitors sweep forward on the counter-attack.

A cross comes over to Diogo Goncalves who opens up his body and guides a low effort towards the far corner. Andre Onana is beaten but United are saved by the post as the ball ricochets to safety!

Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

20:06 , Mike Jones

3 mins: Close! Elias Achouri receives the ball a long way out from goal and spins towards the target. He takes a hopeful shot from range and looks for the far bottom corner.

Andre Onana decides not to take a chance that the effort will go wide and palms it behind, at full stretch, for a corner. United defend the set piece well enough and earn themselves a free kick in the process.

Kick off! Man Utd 0-0 Copenhagen

20:04 , Mike Jones

Diogo Goncalves gets the match going with a pass from the centre circle. FC Copenhagen work the ball down the right wing and whip it long.

The ball comes across to Harry Maguire but he’s confidently up in the air and nods it to safety.

Man Utd vs Copenhagen

20:02 , Mike Jones

Before the match gets started there is a tribute to Sir Bobby Charlton. Erik ten Hag comes onto the pitch carrying a wreath of flowers as a bagpiper plays a tune.

A minute’s silence precedes the kick off with Old Trafford falling silent together and not a peep being heard.

Manchester United vs FC Copenhagen

19:57 , Mike Jones

The players make their way onto the pitch at Old Trafford. Bruno Fernandes leads out Manchester United who seem quietly confident ahead of this crucial clash.

The fans have already begun singing for Sir Bobby Charlton who passed away earlier this week. It’ll be an emotional night, can United earn a first Champions League win of the season?

Kick off is up next...

Manchester United vs FC Copenhagen

19:54 , Mike Jones

In the other Group A match of the night Bayern Munich have defeated Galatasary 3-1 away from home. Harry Kane got a goal and an assist in that one to help the German champions cement their place at the top of the table.

It’s good news for Man Utd who need to win tonight to keep in touch with both Copenhagen and Galatasary. Their best chance of qualifying for the knockouts will probably come for finishing second behind Bayern.

Jacob Neestrup previews the match

19:50 , Mike Jones

Copenhagen coach, Jacob Neestrup, is aiming to pick up all three points against Manchester United tonight saying: “If we are to get one or three points tonight, we must respect United, but we must also respect our own strengths.

“This is an iconic and historic stadium, but if we do our job right on the pitch, there will be periods of time where you can hear our near-3,000 fans more than the home fans.”

Erik ten Hag expecting emotional night at Old Trafford after Sir Bobby Charlton’s death

19:45 , Mike Jones

Erik ten Hag urged Manchester United to win and to do so in style as a fitting tribute to the late Sir Bobby Charlton when they host FC Copenhagen.

Charlton captained Manchester United to victory in the 1968 European Cup and Ten Hag feels his team, who have lost their first two Champions League games of the current campaign, have to beat the Danish side on Tuesday evening.

It will be United’s first match at Old Trafford since Charlton died at the age of 86 and Ten Hag expects it to be an emotional affair.

Erik ten Hag expecting emotional night at Old Trafford after Bobby Charlton’s death

Manchester United vs FC Copenhagen

19:40 , Mike Jones

Erik ten Hag’s team took part in the Europa League in 2022/23, finishing second in their group behind Real Sociedad and then beating Barcelona and Real Betis in the knockout rounds before being eliminated in the quarter-finals by another Spanish side, eventual winners Sevilla.

United won four of their six home games in last season’s Europa League and the defeat to Galatasaray was their fourth in their last 23 European matches at Old Trafford (they’ve won 15 of those).

Manchester United vs FC Copenhagen

19:35 , Mike Jones

That 2020 match against Copenhagen is Manchester United’s last against a Danish club.

United’s most recent encounters before that fixture came against Midtjylland in the 2015/16 Europa League round of 32 where they recovered from a 2-1 first-leg loss in Denmark to win 5-1 in Manchester.

Manchester United vs FC Copenhagen

19:30 , Mike Jones

The most recent meeting between the teams saw Manchester United beat Copenhagen in a one-off Europa League quarter-final in Cologne with Bruno Fernandes scoring the only goal from the penalty spot in the 95th minute.

The clubs’ only other meetings came in the 2006/07 Champions League.

United won 3-0 at Old Trafford with Paul Scholes opening the scoring. A fortnight later Copenhagen, who were in the group stage for the first time, claimed their first victory thanks to Marcus Allbäck’s 73rd-minute winner.

United ended up topping the group and went on to reach the semi-finals, while Copenhagen finished fourth with seven points.

Sir Bobby Charlton set high standards says Ten Hag

19:25 , Mike Jones

Manchester United boss, Erik ten Hag, is hoping his team can live up to the high standards set by Sir Bobby Charlton when they take to the field against FC Copenhagen tonight.

“As you say, Bobby was a legend. A giant. Not only for Manchester United but for football,” Ten Hag said during his pre-match press conference.

“What he left were the standards. The high standards we have to live every day and of course, first of all, our thoughts are with his family. With his wife, with his children, with his grandchildren.

“But what he meant for Manchester United, the importance, the standards he set, we have to live and the last couple of days, they were emphasised.”

Ten Hag on Copenhagen

19:20 , Mike Jones

Erik ten Hag gave his pre-match thoughts about Manchester United’s opponents tonight saying: “They are doing very well.

“Against Galatasaray and Bayern Munich they play two very good games. So it’s an opponent who is very strong, very physical, very well organised. But as I said, it’s about us and how we play against them.”

Sir Bobby Charlton: England’s greatest ever player and the artist of 1966

19:15 , Mike Jones

Two elderly men were suited. In one case, he was much smarter than normal, dressed up for the occasion. He was the taller, more angular, with the more pronounced Northumbrian accent, but the resemblance was nonetheless apparent. He was the older, too, and had long referred to a knight of the realm as “Our Kid”. He adopted a slightly more formal approach, while seemingly choking up. “Bobby Charlton is the greatest player I’ve ever seen,” he said. “He’s me brother.”

It was 15 years ago, when Jack Charlton presented his younger brother with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. The clip has an added poignancy after Bobby’s death at 86; three years ago, a couple of months after his 85th birthday, Jack had died.

The brothers were different players and very different characters – the wisecracking, outspoken Jack was more of a man of the people, but Bobby’s quiet dignity gave him a statesmanlike air. They were not always close but their achievements will live on. There have been 22 men’s football World Cups and only two sets of brothers have won the most prestigious of prizes: Fritz and Ottmar Walter for West Germany in 1954, Bobby and Jack Charlton at West Germany’s expense in 1966.

Sir Bobby Charlton: England’s greatest ever player and the artist of 1966

Dalot on Charlton’s legacy

19:10 , Mike Jones

“I mean it was something that individually, when I arrived at the club that I tried to know a bit more about the history of the club,’’ said Diogo Dalot about first joining Manchester United and learning about Bobby Charlton.

“Whether it was the close history or a little bit more long history. Hearing about Sir Bobby was something that you had to hear, no matter what.

“If you were here for one day or for several years, you obviously had to know him. This type of legend is something is someone you should follow. Not just on the impact at the club, but also for English football, for world football he was an example.

“For something like me who likes to follow good examples, he was definitely one of those and he will be present on me for the rest of my career.”

Dalot on Charlton

19:05 , Mike Jones

Diogo Dalot was on pre-match press duties for Manchester United and was asked about the impact Sir Bobby Charlton had on the club.

Dalot, who scored a late winner against Sheffield United at the weekend, has seen that goal compared with some of Charlton’s as tributes for the United legend continue to flood it.

“I mean first it is a big privilege,” said the defender. “When you combine Sir Bobby’s goal and they relate to one of yours, it is always a privilege to hear that. I was fortunate enough to get to know him since I arrived at the club and he would often be there after the games with us, no matter if we won the game or lost the game.

“He was always there to be ready to give you a word of appreciation, he would often say that we have to play a little bit better. But that just represents the standard of the club and the standard that he wanted for this club.

“I think this is something that we have to look back and see, if legends like this got the club to win the best titles, the best games, scoring the best goals, we have to follow those steps. He was one of those that for sure you should follow in his steps.”

Fans lay flowers and scarves at Old Trafford following death of Bobby Charlton

19:00 , Mike Jones

Manchester United fans have flocked to Old Trafford to pay tribute to Sir Bobby Charlton following his death aged 86.

A book of condolence was opened at 10am on Sunday 22 October in the International Suite and supporters laid flowers and scarves and left messages for one of their most famous sons.

Manchester United can take inspiration from Sir Bobby Charlton on must-win European night

18:55 , Mike Jones

Many have already flocked to Old Trafford over the past few days following the death of Sir Bobby Charlton, but tonight’s visit of Copenhagen in the Champions League offers the masses a chance to pay tribute.

“With the passing of Sir Bobby Charlton, their hero and the legend, [the night] will be more emotional,” Erik ten Hag said. Charlton defined United for many. Then, as the club lost its way, he defined what it should stand for: flair on the field, dignity and humility off it. “The standards he set, they were emphasised in the last couple of days,” added Ten Hag.

Old Trafford is testament to Charlton’s life and legacy, as well as to the importance of Europe to United. There are stands named after only two men: Charlton, the 1968 European Cup-winning captain, and Ferguson, the manager of the teams who won the Champions League in 1999 and 2008.

Man Utd can take inspiration from Sir Bobby Charlton on must-win night

Manchester United team changes

18:50 , Mike Jones

Erik ten Hag makes two changes to the team that defeated Sheffield United at the weekend with Jonny Evans and Victor Lindelof being replaced in the back line by Raphael Varane and Sergio Reguilon.

Harry Maguire keeps his place after his Player of the Match performance during United’s victory over the Blades.

Manchester United vs Copenhagen line-ups

18:47 , Mike Jones

Man Utd XI: Onana; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Reguilon; Amrabat, McTominay; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Hojlund.

Copenhagen XI: Grabara; Jelert, Diks, Vavro, Ankersen; Lerager, Falk, Goncalves; Achouri, Claesson, Elyounoussi

Man Utd to pay tribute to Sir Bobby Charlton

18:40 , Mike Jones

Erik ten Hag believes tonight’s match will be an emotional one as it will be Manchester United’s first home game since club legend Sir Bobby Charlton’s death was announced on Saturday.

A tribute to the 1966 World Cup winner has been planned with the players wearing black armbands and a minute’s silence taking place before the game.

“He is a huge inspiration for us every day.” said Ten Hag.

“He is in front of Old Trafford, with Denis Law and George Best [in the statue]. He is always with us. I am sure it will be even more a very emotional evening.”

Hojlund set for family reunion

18:35 , Mike Jones

Rasmus Hojlund will face his younger twin brothers and former club when Man Utd take on FC Copenhagen this evening.

The Danish international joined United from Serie A side Atalanta in the summer for £72m and has scored three goals for the Red Devils - all in the Champions League defeats to Bayern Munich and Galatasaray.

His 18-year-old twin brothers, Emil and Oscar, are signed at Copenhagen, with the latter expected to be part of the squad travelling to Old Trafford.

“You know it’s a special game for him,” Ten Hag said, “He grew up at the club and you know he will be highly motivated. It’s for me, for the team but especially of course for him to use that in the right direction, the right balance.”

Sergio Reguilon could return for Man Utd

18:30 , Mike Jones

Left-back Sergio Reguilon could be fit to start for Manchester United in their crucial Champions League game against FC Copenhagen tonight.

The Red Devils are struggling with injuries but Reguilon has recently recovered despite missing Saturday’s win at Sheffield United because of illness.

“Sergio got ill for Saturday so he was fit,” Erik ten Hag said.

“He trained all week last week and yesterday [Sunday] he was back in part training. He will train [on Monday] and then we have to assess if he is ready and game fit or if he can be involved in the squad. We have to wait for that.”

How Jim Ratcliffe’s personal approach outmanoeuvred Qatar in the race to buy Man United

18:25 , Mike Jones

By the time that Sheikh Jassim’s camp made it known they were withdrawing their bid to buy Manchester United, the Glazers were barely paying attention. The truth was that the Qatari businessmen had actually pulled out days before, after final desperate talks with his representative Shahzad Shahbaz in the second week of October. This was all because Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his Ineos group have actually been in talks about a minority stake for at least two months.

That move came from a crucial calculation, that looks to have set a path to “victory”. It may even lead to majority ownership of Man United, depending on talks in the next few weeks. Ratcliffe and his advisors suspected from the very start that the six Glazer siblings wouldn’t be able to agree on a full sale, and the signs of that were all too clear as long ago as April.

The process had already been unusually protracted, as it went to a third round of bids. While four of the siblings wanted to sell at a price of at least £6bn, the two brothers most involved with United - Avram and Joel - were intent on staying involved. That meant the unanimity necessary for a full sale would probably never happen.

How Ratcliffe’s approach outmanoeuvred Qatar in the race to buy Man United

Manchester United vs FC Copenhagen prediction

18:20 , Mike Jones

Boosted by a couple of tight wins in the Premier League and with the impact of a packed stadium wanting to win to remember Sir Bobby Charlton, Erik ten Hag’s men should secure a much-needed win and boost their group-stage hopes.

Manchester United 1-0 Copenhagen.

Manchester United vs FC Copenhagen predicted line-ups

18:15 , Mike Jones

Man Utd XI: Onana; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Reguilon; Amrabat, McTominay; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Hojlund.

Copenhagen XI: Grabara; Jelert, Diks, Vavro, Sorensen; Goncalves, Falk, Claesson; Achouri, Larsson, Elyounoussi.

Manchester United fans paying tribute to Sir Bobby Charlton ahead of kick off

18:13 , Mike Jones

Manchester United vs FC Copenhagen team news

18:10 , Mike Jones

Casemio’s red card in United’s previous group stage game against Galatasaray means the Brazilian midfielder is suspended for this game.

He joins a host of longer-term absentees with Lisandro Martinez, Jadon Sancho, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Tyrell Malacia and Luke Shaw all missing the game.

There may well be a return for Sergio Reguilon at left-back as the Spaniard continues his recovery from a minor hamstring niggle.

Copenhagen left-back Birger Meling went off in the Danish side’s win over Vejle on Saturday and will be unavailable for Tuesday’s clash.

Wiliam Clem, Noah Sahsah and Nicolai Boilesen remain out of contention for Jacob Neestrup’s side but they will be able to welcome back Elias Jelert after serving his suspension for a red card.

How to watch Manchester United vs Copenhagen

18:05 , Mike Jones

The match will kick off at 8pm BST on Tuesday 24 October at Old Trafford.

It will be shown live on TNT Sports 2, with coverage starting from 7pm. TNT Sports subscribers can also stream the match on Discovery+.

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Manchester United vs FC Copenhagen

18:00 , Mike Jones

Good evening and welcome to The Independent’s coverage of tonight’s Champions League action as Manchester United host FC Copenhagen.

The game is the first to be played at Old Trafford since the death of Sir Bobby Charlton and United boss, Erik ten Hag, is expecting an emotional evening as the fans pay their respects to the departed legend.

The Red Devils are bottom of Group A after the first two matches of their campaign so far. Defeats to Bayern Munich and Galatasary have put United on the back foot and in desperate need of a win.

Copenhagen will be a tricky team to get past but two recent Premier League wins for Man Utd will give them confidence to go out and get a positive result.

We’ll have all the build-up, team news and match action as the night goes on so stick with us.