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89 touches, 72 passes, 5 duels won: This Man Utd star was the man of the match vs Copenhagen

In the recent Champions League group stage clash, Manchester United’s defender Harry Maguire delivered his most impressive performance of the season, helping secure a crucial 1-0 victory over Copenhagen.

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Despite entering the match with the momentum of successive Premier League wins, the Red Devils found it challenging to assert their dominance in the opening half against the Danish champions.

As the game resumed after halftime, it remained an evenly-matched contest, but the deadlock was finally shattered in the 72nd minute.

Maguire, with a well-timed header from a Christian Eriksen cross, scored the winning goal.

This marked the Englishman’s first goal of the season and his eighth in the club’s colors. The game didn’t end without suspense, though, as Andre Onana secured the win with a brilliant penalty save in the final moments.

Beyond his goal-scoring contribution, Maguire made his presence felt in various aspects of the game. He had 89 touches and completed 72 accurate passes.

He also excelled in duels, winning five ground and aerial challenges, and making two vital blocks. His leadership and assurance at the back were evident, especially in the second half.

The fans couldn’t be happier with the center-back’s performance, particularly considering the challenging times he has endured at the club over the past 15 months.

At one point, it seemed he might depart from Manchester United last summer.

With this victory, the Red Devils have accumulated three points after three matchdays in the Champions League group stage.

They are only one point behind the second-placed Galatasaray at the midway point of the group stage campaign.

Manchester United now holds its Champions League fate in its own hands. A string of wins in the next three matches would secure their place in the last 16.

However, it’s clear that they need to elevate their performance to achieve that goal.

There’s no time to waste, as United must quickly shift their focus to the highly anticipated derby against arch-rivals and reigning league champions, Manchester City.

The clash is set to take place at Old Trafford on Sunday evening.

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