Manchester United were welcomed to Copenhagen with a savage banner referencing their famous 1-0 defeat to the Danish side that read: 'Your Theatre of Nightmares'.
The Premier League giants travelled to Denmark to take on the Danish side in the Champions League on Wednesday (November 8) night. Man United scored their first win in the competition this season over Copenhagen last month in a thrilling 1-0 win where Andre Onana saved a stoppage-time penalty from Jordan Larsson – the son of ex-Man United ace Sebastian Larsson.
It was a much-needed victory for the club and the first of a double-header against the Danish champions. Upon kick-off in the key clash, United players were welcomed with a massive tifo reading: 'Your Theatre of Nightmares'. The epic banner is seemingly a reference to Copenhagen's famous 1-0 victory at Old Trafford in the Champions League back in 2006.
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While United ended up winning their group and their Danish counter-parts finishing rock bottom, it remains a famous win in the club's history which was made possible by Marcus Allback's winner. The Swede had a stint in the Premier League with Aston Villa from 2002 to 2004 but scored just six goals in 35 games.
He reignited his career with Copenhagen a couple of years later as he opened up about his famous goal over 15 years ago. "To get a first goal and first points in the Champions League against United was massive," the 50-year-old said.
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"I still get recognised in Denmark, largely because of that goal. It was a big moment for football in Denmark. It was my only chance in the game. The ball came across and I was going to volley it but missed it, then scored with the second attempt after Edwin van der Sar went down.
"I’d hardly had a touch and it was a crappy goal but nobody cared. You don’t get remembered for how it was scored." The former Swedish international even met a woman who named her son Marcus because of his goal as he added: "It was a little bit surreal that happened in honour of my crappy goal!"
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