Rasmus Hojlund insists Erik ten Hag has entire backing of Manchester United dressing room

United have lost three of their four games in Group A after Copenhagen recovered from 2-0 down and 3-2 down to secure a 4-3 triumph in a dramatic contest at the Parken Stadium.

The defeat leaves United bottom of Group A with two matches left to play and they will be knocked out if they lose to Galatasaray in Istanbul on November 29.

Hojlund, who scored twice against his former club to take his European tally to five goals in four games for United, remains adamant Ten Hag has the support of the squad.

“A really good coach. He cares about every single detail, and he helps me a lot, gives me a lot of confidence and supports me,” Hojlund said. “I think every player in the dressing room support him. I hope it is just a matter of time (before United turn their season around).

“The first 30 minutes today was some of the best football we have been playing this season.”

United have lost nine of their 17 games this season and are eighth in the Premier League, nine points off leaders and reigning champions City.

Newcastle ejected United from the League Cup – the only competition they have won in the last six years – and United could go out of Europe altogether if they finish at the foot of Group A. The third-place side faces a Europa League play-off tie in February.

United were 2-0 up with half-time looming in Denmark when Marcus Rashford was sent off in the 42nd minute following an intervention by the VAR. Ten Hag criticised the process that led to Rashford&aposs expulsion as the referee Donatas Rumsas was presented with freeze-framed and slow-motion replays that Ten Hag felt took the challenge out of context.

Hojlund has been on the losing time every time he has scored for United and this was the second time he has scored twice for the club only to end up on the losing side.

“Not so good,” Hojlund added of his post-match mood. “A special game for me. It was nice to score two goals but having said that, it is a shame that we had a red card because we were playing very well in the first 20-25 minutes. We need a little luck at the moment. We miss the small things.

“It was very special for me to hear the FC Copenhagen hymn before the match of course but I am playing for Manchester United and that is the team I hope win every match.

“It is irritating and frustrating (that he is scoring without winning), but I cannot do so much about it. Thats how football is.”