[WATCH/STREAMS!] Manchester United vs FC Copenhagen Live Free Online Broadcast 24 October 2023
Copenhagen faces Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023 (10/24/23) at Old Trafford in Stretford, England. Copenhagen vs. Manchester United FREE LIVE STREAM (10/24/23): Watch UEFA Champions League online | Time, TV, channel
Manchester United’s players will have plenty of motivation for their Champions League game against FC Copenhagen on Tuesday.
Man U will welcome Copenhagen to Old Trafford for the first game since the death of Bobby Charlton, who died Saturday. There will be tributes for Charlton, an England great who for so long was the club’s top scorer and is considered by many to be the best player in its illustrious history.
Charlton survived the 1958 Munich plane crash that killed 21 people, including eight members of the celebrated “Busby Babes” team, and helped United win the European Cup 10 years later. He was also a member of England’s World Cup-winning team in 1966.
A minute’s silence will be observed before the 3 p.m. EDT kickoff while players will likely wear black armbands. A wreath is expected to be laid on the field.
United’s players paid similar respects to Charlton before the Premier League game at Sheffield United on Saturday — only hours after his death was announced — and captain Bruno Fernandes was among those who dedicated the 2-1 victory at Bramall Lane to Charlton and his family.
Here’s what you need to know:
What: UEFA Champions League
Who: Copenhagen vs. Manchester United
When: Oct. 24, 2023
Time: 3 p.m.
Where: Old Trafford
Old Trafford is set for an emotional evening as Manchester United hosts FC Copenhagen in the first match at the stadium since the death of Bobby Charlton, one of United’s greatest players. Charlton died Saturday and there will be tributes to the late England international ahead of the game. United is looking to win its first points in the group after losing the opening two games, to Bayern Munich and Galatasaray. Bayern Munich heads to Turkey looking for its 16th win in a row in Champions League group-stage games. Midfielder Leon Goretzka did not travel with the squad Monday after fracturing his hand in the win over Mainz on Saturday and other absentees include forward Serge Gnabry, who remains out with an arm injury, and defender Dayot Upamecano. Galatasaray is coming off a surprise 3-2 win over United but has concerns over its star forward Mauro Icardi. He scored both goals in a 2-1 win over Besiktas on Saturday but also hurt his ankle.
A surprising win for Lens over Arsenal in the last round of games has thrown wide open a group also containing PSV Eindhoven and Sevilla. Arsenal will be looking to bounce back from that loss — its only defeat in 13 matches this season in all competitions — when the English team travels to Sevilla. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has to weigh up whether to bring back goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, who has been dropped to accommodate summer signing David Raya. Raya has been shaky for Arsenal so far and made a couple of big mistakes in the 2-2 draw at Chelsea in the Premier League, including letting a cross go over his head and into the net for one of Chelsea’s goals. Lens, which leads the group on four points, hosts PSV, which is in last place on one point, in the other game.
Real Madrid will look to strengthen its hold on first place when it visits third-place Braga. A third straight win in the group will leave Madrid in good position to make it to the knockout stage for the 28th consecutive time. The Portuguese side has never advanced past the group stage. It is making its third Champions League appearance, and first in 11 seasons. Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti still won’t be able to count on goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, defender Éder Militão and midfielder Arda Güler because of injuries. Midfielder Dani Ceballos is listed as doubtful because of a muscle ailment. Braga could be without defender Victor Gómez because of a thigh injury. Napoli will still be without standout forward Victor Osimhen for the trip to Union Berlin as he recovers from thigh injury sustained while with Nigeria’s national team. However, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia appears back to his stunning best and he scored two goals to help Napoli beat Hellas Verona 3-1 on Saturday. Napoli is level on points with Braga, three behind Madrid. Union Berlin’s first season in the Champions League is turning into something of an ordeal. Union lost 3-0 to Stuttgart on Saturday for its eighth straight loss in all competitions and has lost both of its Champions League games so far on goals conceded deep into added time.
After two consecutive losses, last-place Benfica looks to get back into contention when it hosts group leader Real Sociedad. The Portuguese side was a quarterfinalist last season but needs the victory to maintain a realistic chance of returning to the knockout stage. Sociedad is making its third Champions League group appearance, and first since 2013-14. The Spanish side reached the last 16 in its debut in 2003-04, losing both legs to Lyon. Last year’s runner-up, Inter Milan will again look to Lautaro Martínez and Marcus Thuram to spearhead its attack against Salzburg. Both were on target in Saturday’s 3-0 win at Torino that lifted Inter top of Serie A and they have scored Inter’s only goals in the Champions League this campaign. Martínez is in particularly good form, having already netted 12 times this season. Inter is level on points with Soc
Manchester United, which lost six of its first 10 games of the season, scored narrow victories over Brentford and Sheffield United in its last two games to start to gain some momentum.
Manchester United go in search of a vital first win in this season’s Champions League against Copenhagen as they look to keep their knockout stage hopes alive.
Erik ten Hag’s side fell to a dramatic 3-2 home defeat against Galatasary last time out to make it two defeats from two and remain rooted to the bottom of Group A.
United are unbeaten in their four home games against Danish opposition in the competition but will face a stern test against a Copenhagen side who drew against Galatasaray before falling to a narrow, late defeat at home against Bayern Munich.
United, fresh off narrow league wins over Brentford and Sheffield United, are sitting bottom of their group thanks to two defeats from two so far. They must collect all three points here at home if they wish to have a chance at advancing to the knockout stages.
Scott McTominay has rescued United on both recent league occasions, scoring a dramatic pair of stoppage time goals to beat Brentford, followed by bagging the opener against Sheffield United. While that's an exciting turn of events, it's also a foreboding long-term sign that a backup midfielder has been forced to do the business up front.
FC Copenhagen lead the Danish Superliga table, collecting 26 points off 12 games thus far, but they've only won three of their last seven league games domestically. They have, however, proven feisty in continental play, only falling to Bayern Munich 2-1 on an 83rd minute goal, while only blowing a two-goal lead late to Galatasaray thanks to a 73rd minute red card.
It leaves United bottom of Group A and needing to win three of their final four games - and for Bayern to do them a couple favours - to have any chance of reaching the knockout stages.
That starts with Copenhagen's visit to Old Trafford tonight, which should hopefully see the return to the starting lineup of both Raphael Varane and Sergio Reguilon. Casemiro, though, is suspended.
Erik Ten Hag's team has won their last two matches and will be desperate to get things going in the European competition. They have lost against Bayern Munich and Galatasaray in their first two matches.
Copenhagen have lost their game against Bayern and were held by Galatasaray. They are heading into this fixture on the back of a 2-1 win in the Superliga and will be hopeful of getting a shock result.