FC Copenhagen manager responds with bizarre statement to question about Manchester United

United take on Copenhagen away from home in Denmark in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday night.

The two sides met just a few weeks ago in Manchester and United earned a crucial 1-0 victory thanks to a goal from Harry Maguire and some goalkeeping heroics from Andre Onana, who saved an injury-time penalty.

After defeats against Bayern Munich and Galatasaray in the Champions League group, United need another three points against Copenhagen on the road, but a raucous atmosphere is awaiting Erik ten Hag&aposs players.

Bayern Munich fell behind against Copenhagen when they played in Denmark and they only won 2-1 thanks to a late goal.

The confidence in the Copenhagen camp is high and their manager Neestrup addressed the media on Tuesday evening. For me, it&aposs not about hope. For me, it&aposs about strong belief that we can get a result,” he told reporters.

The penalty miss in the fifth minute of extra time was what it was, but it was a totally equal game. I was a little bit surprised about some of the questions I got after the game from English journalists in terms of that we were quite tough to break down.

“The talk we had at half-time in our dressing room was that we thought it was tough to break the opponent down. In that picture, I think the game over 95 minutes was totally equal and I expect the same tomorrow.

He continued: What can they [United] expect? I would say with all the respect I felt when I stepped into Old Trafford, then I felt the historical atmosphere.

“But you cant compare Old Trafford with Parken because the intensity is times 100 in terms of what we played in two weeks ago. Then this is a standard [that], for me, is way above Premier League, to be honest.”

Neestrup was asked whether United struggling for goals changed Copenhagen&aposs game plan and he added: No, it doesn&apost. Our game plan is the main focus is to be ourselves.

Then I&aposm back to the same answer, the same question that is for me it doesn&apost really matter the shape that the opponent arrived. Four weeks ago we played Bayern Munich in Parken who came with a lot of confidence.