(Photo : Maja Hitij/Getty Images) COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Marcus Rashford of Manchester United is proven a purple card by referee Donatas Rumsas throughout the UEFA Champions League match between F.C. Copenhagen and Manchester United at Parken Stadium on November 08, 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag expressed his frustration with a number of referee choices that finally led to his group’s loss in opposition to FC Copenhagen, 4-3, of their UEFA Champions League group stage fixture on Wednesday, November 8 on the Parken Stadium.
The Premier League facet had been capable of get to a sizzling begin, main the sport 2-0 by the twenty ninth minute courtesy of Danish ahead Rasmus Hojlund, who beforehand performed for Copenhagen and was a graduate of their youth academy.
However, ahead Marcus Rashford was despatched off within the forty second minute after unintentionally stepping on the calf of Copenhagen right-back Elias Jelert whereas trying to protect the ball. The England worldwide was given a purple card by referee Donatas Rumsas.
“We are winning the game and I think the red card changes everything,” Ten Hag mentioned after the sport.
Manchester United collapse for the remainder of the night
The English facet went on to concede two fast objectives earlier than half-time, because of strikes by wingers Mohamed Elyounoussi and Diogo Goncalves. Ten Hag was not joyful about these.
“Then we concede two goals before half-time, which should never have counted. First is offside, second a penalty and that is – in four games – four penalties against. I say three are very debatable,” Ten Hag added.
United captain Bruno Fernandes helped his group regain the lead with a penalty within the 69th minute, however further objectives from midfielder Lukas Lerager and substitute Roony Bardghji helped the Danish facet full the comeback within the remaining ten minutes of regulation.
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