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Ten Hag attributes Rashford’s red card to the referee.

Erik ten Hag criticized Marcus Rashford’s red card and said that the heartbreaking loss Manchester United suffered in Denmark on Wednesday night was the result of officiating calls.

Rashford was sent off following a challenge flagged by VAR before halftime, putting United ahead by two goals against FC Copenhagen. Despite this, United lost 4-3 at Parken Stadium.

Ten Hag was not pleased with a number of choices that have United at the bottom of Champions League Group A and their chances of making it to the knockout stages virtually nonexistent.

The United boss stated, “The red card changes everything.” “It always looks so much worse when you freeze frame it, and like I said, it takes them so long that they make a huge mess out of it,” the speaker said.

“Go on,” We controlled the first twenty-five minutes of the match, going ahead 2-0, and then the red card changes everything. We are quite disappointed that we are down to 10.


Before halftime, we gave up two goals that never should have been allowed. A player is in front of Andre Onana in the first, which is offside.

“The second is an extremely severe penalty.” The hand is in a normal position, and the ball is on it, but it’s so close. Harry Maguire ran for the ball, but it took the referee a very long time. That’s four penalties against us in four games—three of which, in my opinion, are quite questionable.

“I’m really disappointed in these choices.” This is not how the game is supposed to work. This is unrelated to football.

“Decisions must be made, and I acknowledge that some people at this level make incorrect decisions.” Three such difficult choices (in opposition to FC Copenhagen). The purpose of the game is not for you to control it; you are the player.

Ten Hag was however happy with the fortitude displayed by his team in the face of difficulty.


“This team is strong, and throughout the season, a lot of choices have gone against us and we’ve had a lot of injury setbacks,” he continued. “I told the boys that it will turn; at some point during the season, things will go our way.”

Rasmus Hojlund’s homecoming was marred by Copenhagen’s comeback after the Dane scored twice in the first half against his former team.

“We had a great start,” Hojlund remarked. Until the red card was used, we had the upper hand in the match. If you don’t look at the outcome, we performed fairly well but a little too slowly.

I understand how this audience can support the team. We started the second half really well, but it’s disappointing that we are down to zero points once more.

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