Rasmus Hojlund, a striker for Manchester United, said that the team’s performance against FC Copenhagen in the Champions League was insufficient following Marcus Rashford’s red card.
Thanks to a Hojlund brace, the Red Devils were up 2-0 and dominating in the Danish capital. However, things took a turn for the worst when Rashford was substituted for an alleged violent behavior right before halftime.
After that, United let up two goals just before the half, and even though Bruno Fernandes gave the team a late lead with 20 minutes remaining, Copenhagen prevailed 4-3 to send the Red Devils to the bottom of Group A.
Hojlund tied Alvaro Morata for the most goals scored in the 2023–24 competition with his first two Champions League goals of the season, but he ignored his own accomplishments to analyze how the match unfolded with CBS Sports.
“We turned it around after the red card, so I’m disappointed,” Hojlund thought to himself. “The game was obviously altered, yet it still feels wrong.
“We tried to keep them away from the goal after the (third) goal, which we accomplished successfully, but we still need to improve. In a game like this, we can’t allow them to return!
“We went a man down and they made a change of system to try and get men forward, and it worked for them.”
Erik ten Hag, the manager, expressed Hojlund’s disappointment and said that Rashford’s red card was the game’s pivotal moment.
The Dutchman stated, “We are very disappointed because we played very well.” “We had a great start to the match. Our season’s best minutes so far. The red card makes all the difference because we are winning the game.
It’s an error-based game. There are many good things, even though I wouldn’t say we accomplished everything perfectly. We were controlling the game even with ten guys. We performed really well.”