Man Utd fans must keep an eye on Champions League rival in quest for knockouts

Manchester United fans will be keeping a watchful eye over another game in the Champions League as they look for help from elsewhere to qualify.

Erik ten Hag desperately needs a reaction from his United side after they were embarrassed 3-0 at Old Trafford by Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday. That result has heaped the pressure on the Dutchman’s shoulders at the start of a crucial week.

United’s woeful Champions League campaign to date has brought them to the last chance saloon on the final matchday of the group, with their fate not even in their own hands as they entertain group toppers Bayern Munich, before travelling to Liverpool on Sunday.

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The Red Devils currently sit bottom of Group A on four points, one fewer than Galatasaray and Copenhagen – who play each other in the final game on Tuesday. That means the only way that United can give themselves a chance of qualifying for the knockout stages is by beating Bayern.

However, three points won’t be enough for United should either Galatasaray or Copenhagen win in Denmark. United will only qualify if the other game in the group is a draw and they beat the German giants.

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A win on the night for Ten Hag’s men and a win for either side in the other game in the group means United will finish in third place and be sent into the Europa League. A draw for United and defeat for Copenhagen would also see United finish in third place due to either a superior goal difference or more goals scored in favour of the English club – unless Copenhagen overturn their five-goal deficit to the Red Devils.

If United lose, they will finish bottom of the group and be knocked out of Europe regardless of the result in Denmark.

Copenhagen currently occupy second place in the group on goal difference. However, unlike the Premier League, the Champions League uses head-to-head record instead of goal difference – meaning if there’s a winner at Parken, that team will go through.

If the clash in Denmark ends a draw and United fail to win, then Copenhagen will go through on goal difference due to the previous fixture between Copenhagen and Galatasaray also ending in a draw.

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