Bullish FC Copenhagen manager aims dig at Manchester United fans
Jacob Neestrup did not hold back.
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.
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.’
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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