United needs to win at FC Copenhagen on Wednesday in the Champions League if they don’t want to be embarrassed by losing in the group stage.
Andre Onana saved a penalty kick with no time left to give the three-time European winners a 1-0 win over Denmark at Old Trafford last month.
Since then, big losses to Manchester City and Newcastle have put more heat on manager Erik ten Hag. A 1-0 win at Fulham on Saturday only made things a little better.
United is in third place in Group A, six points behind Barcelona and one point behind Galatasaray.
Galatasaray could knock United out of the tournament if they don’t win in Copenhagen. That could happen when the two teams play there on November 29.
Union Berlin vs. Napoli
Union Berlin boss Urs Fischer wants things to get better after his team lost for the ninth time in a row in all competitions on Matchday 3.
“We worked really hard to keep them to just one shot on goal, but we still lost 1-0.” Even so, we did pretty well. “Today we weren’t missing much,” he said.
Napoli hasn’t quite gotten back to the form they had last season either, but there are signs that players like Matteo Politano and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia are getting better. The kicker said that Kvaratskhelia’s “individual actions made all the difference” in the win in the first match.
Berlin vs. Galatasaray
Bayern has been very patient these past few weeks. After the first game, which Bayern won 3-1, Kingsley Coman, one of the goal scorers, said, “It wasn’t easy because they put a lot of pressure on us, but there was more space in the second half, and I think that’s why we scored more after halftime.”
To make their point even stronger, Thomas Tuchel’s team scored eight goals in the second half of their next game against Darmstadt.
Spurs vs. Arsenal
Gabriel Jesus scored in all three group games as well, and he thinks Mikel Arteta’s team is up to the tasks they face in their first Champions League season since 2016/17.
“It isn’t easy to play with the courage we have on the big stage,” he said. However, the striker will be out for a while because he hurt his thigh late in Spain. “This gives us confidence but at the same time we want more.”
Brazil vs. Real Madrid
On Matchday 3, Braga gave the Spanish giants a run for their money, but with only three points from three games, boss Artur Jorge knows it will be hard to make it to the next round. “We’re still in the race, but our next two trips—to Real Madrid and Napoli—will be tough.” But we’ve already shown that we’re ready to fight, like true fighters we are.
To pull off an upset, they will have to stop Jude Bellingham, who scored in the first game and then scored two more as Madrid won El Clasico on October 28.
Barcelona vs. Salzburg
“We should be proud of how well we did; that’s what we can do.” Goalkeeper Alexander Schlager said, “From the first second we played bravely and with confidence, we caused them problems over and over again.” This was after Salzburg lost 2-1 in Milan.
But Inter’s boss Simone Inzaghi is not taking anything for granted. If they win here, they will make it to the round of 16.