Henrik Larsson makes huge prediction for Manchester United vs FC Copenhagen

Henrik's son Jordan will be be playing for the Danish champions.

Henrik Larsson makes huge prediction for Manchester United vs FC Copenhagen
Henrik Larsson
Larsson spent three months on loan at United in 2007 (Picture: Getty)

Former Manchester United striker Henrik Larsson has backed Copenhagen to get a positive result against the Premier League side tonight.

United secured a hard-fought 1-0 win over the Danish champions in the reverse fixture in late October with Harry Maguire heading home the winner in the second-half and Andre Onana making a crucial injury time penalty save to seal the win.

It was Jordan Larsson, son of the Celtic legend, who was denied from 12 yards that night with Copenhagen hoping to deliver some revenge on home turf on Wednesday night.

United were outplayed by the visitors for much of the first-half of the first clash between the two before improving in the second period.

After losing their opening two matches away to Bayern Munich and at home to Galatasaray, defeat to Copenhagen tonight could all but end United’s hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the tournament.

And Larsson believes tonight’s hosts are poised to heap more pressure on Erik ten Hag.

‘I was in Manchester for the away game and I think that Copenhagen played a fairly even game with Manchester United,’ Larsson told United’s official website.

Henrik Larsson
Henrik’s son Jordan was denied a late equaliser at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)

‘I think they played a really good game and I think they were a little bit unlucky not to get a draw.

‘Obviously, I would have loved to see my son score the penalty, but it wasn’t to be that time.

‘Tonight, I think Manchester United are going to be more aware of what they are facing because now they play them once.

‘But I still fancy the chances for Copenhagen to get some form of result today because they’re strong playing at home.’

Defeat on Wednesday would leave United rooted bottom of Group A on three points ahead of their final two games – a daunting trip away to Galatasaray later this month and the visit of Bayern Munich in December.

Bayern, who lead the group with three wins from three, host Galatasaray at the Allianz Arena tonight. 

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