Bullish FC Copenhagen manager aims dig at Manchester United fans

Jacob Neestrup did not hold back.

Bullish FC Copenhagen manager aims dig at Manchester United fans
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Jacob Neestrup is in bullish mood ahead of taking on Manchester United (Picture: Getty Images)

FC Copenhagen manager Jacob Neestrup says his home ground is 100 times as intense as Old Trafford, aiming a dig at Manchester United fans and sending a warning to the Red Devils players.

On Wednesday night Copenhagen host Manchester United in a crunch Champions League game as the Danes look for revenge for the 1-0 defeat in England last time out.

Harry Maguire scored the only goal of the game and Andre Onana saved a late penalty as United picked up their first points of the campaign in their third group stage match.

Both teams are in need of a result on Wednesday, with Copenhagen certainly needing a victory and the Red Devils desperate to avoid a third defeat, so there will be no shortage of pressure at Parken.

Neestrup has also done his best to rile up his fans and create a tasty atmosphere, saying it is 100 times more intense than the Theatre of Dreams.

‘What can they expect? I can say with all the respect, I felt when I stepped into Old Trafford, I felt the historical atmosphere,’ the manager told a press conference on Tuesday.

‘But you can’t compare Old Trafford with Parken, because the intensity is times 100 in terms of what we played in two weeks ago. This is a standard, for me, way above Premier League, to be honest.’

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Andre Onana kept out a stoppage time Copenhagen penalty at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty Images)

The 35-year-old boss is very confident in his second crack at Manchester United, believing the clash at Old Trafford was a completely level game.

‘For me, it’s not about hope. For me, it’s about strong belief that we can get a result,’ he said.

‘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.’

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