Man Utd 1-0 Copenhagen: Rasmus Falk produced a 'Redondo-esque' piece of skill


Manchester United were made to work for their 1-0 win over FC Copenhagen last night.

The Red Devils had to wait until extra-time to seal victory through a Bruno Fernandes penalty, his 11th goal in all competitions for the club since signing in January.

United hit the woodwork on numerous occasions, but Copenhagen also had their moments in attack and most of them came through midfielder Rasmus Falk.

The 28-year-old was electric throughout and he produced a piece of skill that almost led to one of the greatest assists of all time.

Brandon Williams and Fred were left in the Danish international's wake as Falk emulated the famous skill produced by Real Madrid icon Fernando Redondo at Old Trafford over 20 years ago.

Falk vs Man Utd

You can watch - and then proceed to marvel at - Falk's skill below.

That is just absolutely outrageous and it's gutting that Copenhagen failed to score as a result.

Falk has spent his entire playing career in Denmark up until now but his performance last night will surely have put him on the radar of clubs across Europe.

In his 172 games in all competitions for Copenhagen, the 28-year-old has scored 18 goals and provided 25 assists.

He's also won the Danish Superliga title on two occasions with FCK, but his efforts with the capital club have seen him earn just one senior cap at international level.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was full of praise for Copenhagen in his post-match interview last night, applauding the team's defensive solidity.

“I am delighted that we’re through," he said, per Guardian. "I think we deserved to win tonight. It could have been one of those nights that you ended up with a penalty shootout. They made it hard for us.

“It’s a good team we played against, well organised. They had a gameplan – we knew they were going to be hard to break down. We knew we would get chances.”

In the end, United's superstars - namely Fernandes and Anthony Martial - were simply too good and Solskjaer's side will now be looking to end their season by lifting European silverware.

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