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United books their spot in the Europa League Semi-final after edging Danish opponents Copenhagen 1-0 in extra time

Manchester United progressed to the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League thanks to a 1-0 victory over FC Copenhagen in Cologne, Germany.

The Red Devils needed extra-time on Monday, but Bruno Fernandes’s 95th-minute penalty proved to be the difference between the sides and means the Reds’ hopes of European glory are still very much alive.

Bruno Fernandes from the spot

After an energy-sapping 120 minutes in Germany there’s plenty to discuss. Both Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford thought they’d opened the scoring for United in either half but had their goals ruled out for  offside.

Manchester United have hit the woodwork eight times in the Europa League this season – that’s more than any other club in the competition, and on Monday it seemed like a breakthrough would never come with both Fernandes and Greenwood hitting the post for United.

A frustrating day all round with United not at the races, Copenhagen defending admirably, and the footballing gods seemingly against Solskjaer’s side.

United’s semi-final against Wolves or Sevilla will be held on August 16th as the Red Devils attempt to qualify for the final – which is scheduled for four days later.

By Linda Amiani

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