Sharp-eyed Man Utd fans rant about ‘corruption’ as they realize why Copenhagen goal ‘should not be recognised’

MANCHESTER UNITED fans have criticized alleged “corruption” after their Champions League defeat to Copenhagen.

Sharp-eyed supporters believe the Danish champions’ first goal “should be annulled”.

Manchester United fans believe one of Copenhagen's goals should have been cancelled


Manchester United fans believe one of Copenhagen’s goals should have been cancelledPhoto credit: TNT Sports

The Red Devils let a two-goal lead slip after Marcus Rashford was sent off and lost 4-3 on Wednesday evening.

Although they later regained their lead, two late goals ensured a dramatic turnaround for the hosts.

However, United fans believe the game should have ended differently as they believe they spotted an infringement on Copenhagen’s first goal.

Replays showed that a player was in front of Andre Onana when Mohamed Elyounoussi scored.

Fans took to social media to argue that the player was offside and disrupted play, meaning the goal should have been ruled out.

One supporter wrote: “We are being robbed week after week, this is clearly corruption.”

Another fumed: “How many goals we weren’t awarded for this reason, but when a team scores goals don’t even look at it, don’t look at it.”

A third fan also argued: “If it was Man U it won’t be allowed.”


Mohamed Elyounoussi scored Copenhagen's first goal in a 4-3 win over United


Mohamed Elyounoussi scored Copenhagen’s first goal in a 4-3 win over UnitedPhoto credit: PA
Erik ten Hag claimed that the goal should have been ruled out for offside after the game


Erik ten Hag claimed that the goal should have been ruled out for offside after the gamePhoto credit: Getty

Meanwhile, another player agreed, adding: “Can you imagine if everyone had scored as one, they would have checked?”

United themselves had a goal disallowed by VAR in their win at Fulham on Saturday.

Scott McTominay’s shot was ruled out after Harry Maguire was ruled offside despite not touching the ball.

Manager Erik ten Hag agreed that the goal should not have been allowed, as he expressed in his post-match interview.

He told TNT Sports: “Two goals should never count. Firstly, it was offside and secondly, what can you do about it?”

“I saw a lot of positive things from this game, but in the end we lost a bit of focus.”

United had opened up a two-goal lead thanks to a brace from Rasmus Hojlund before Elyounoussi and Diogo Goncalves equalized for the hosts before half-time.

Although Bruno Fernandes’ penalty put Ten Hag’s side back in the lead, Lukas Lerager and Roony Bardghji scored a famous win for Copenhagen in the final ten minutes.

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The defeat is United’s third in the Champions League this season and leaves them bottom of the group with two games remaining.

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Chris Estrada

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