First half of Man United’s clash with FC Copenhagen ends early after Italian referee Marco Guida blows his whistle BEFORE 45 minutes… as fans joke the official was ‘bored’ and thank him for ‘putting everyone out of their misery’
- Manchester United faced FC Copenhagen at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening
- The first half of the clash ended early with the referee blowing before 45 minutes
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Fans piled in on Manchester United after referee Marco Guida ended the first half of their match against FC Copenhagen early.
United took on the Danish outfit in a pretty much must-win Champions League clash after losing their first two group games against Bayern Munich and Galatasaray.
However, during the game at Old Trafford, the Italian official ended the first half when just 44 mins and 43 seconds were on the clock, much to the bemusement of those watching on.
It came after a pretty uneventful first half with the break greeted by a smattering of boos from United supporters and fans were quick to use the early half time break as a chance to mock Erik ten Hag’s side.
One said: ‘The referee is that sick of watching United play that he didn’t even let us get to 45 minutes before blowing his whistle for half time.’
The first half of Man United’s clash with FC Copenhagen appeared to end before 45 minutes
Italian official Marco Guida ended the first half with just 44 mins and 43 seconds on the clock
Meanwhile another supporter added: ‘The Referee blew up for half time 15 seconds early to put everyone out of their misery,’ before a further fan said: ‘Even the refs had enough.’
Others were quick to chime in on the early half time as one more fan said: ‘He had enough of the garbage lol,’ before another added: ‘He did us all a favour.’
Following the largely unprecedented move, particularly given the extra added time that has tended to be be played this season, a final supporter simply said: ‘The ref was bored.’
The game did come to life in the second half, with both sides creating several chances, although United began to dominate.
They missed several chances before Harry Maguire broke the deadlock to spark jubilant scenes at Old Trafford.
Supporters used the early end to the first half as a chance to mock United for their display
However, after squandering several opportunities to double their lead, Scott McTominay conceded a late penalty before Andre Onana pulled off a stunning save to secure a huge 1-0 victory.
It came on an emotional night for United, with the club in mourning following the tragic passing of Sir Bobby Charlton on Saturday.
Sir Bobby was honoured ahead of kick off, with United paying an emotional tribute to the legendary footballer.
Attention now turns to their next match, again at Old Trafford, this time againts city rivals Manchester City. The derby match will take place on Sunday.
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