- Manchester United met FC Copenhagen at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening
- The first half of the duel ended early when the referee blew the final whistle before the 45th minute
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Fans flocked to Manchester United after referee Marco Guida brought an early end to the first half of the game against FC Copenhagen.
United faced the Danish side in a must-win Champions League tie after losing their first two group games to Bayern Munich and Galatasaray.
However, during the game at Old Trafford, the Italian official ended the first half with just 44 minutes and 43 seconds on the clock, much to the confusion of spectators.
A fairly uneventful first half followed, with the break being greeted by a few boos from United fans and fans quickly using the early half-time break to mock Erik ten Hag’s side.
One said: “The referee was so fed up with watching United play that he didn’t blow our half-time whistle until after 45 minutes.”
The first half of the match between Man United and FC Copenhagen seemed to end before the 45th minute
Italian official Marco Guida ended the first half with just 44 minutes and 43 seconds on the clock
Meanwhile, another fan added: “The referee burst 15 seconds before the half-time break to put everyone out of their misery,” before another fan said: “Even the referees had enough.”
Others were quick to speak out at the start of halftime, with another fan saying: “He had enough of the rubbish lol,” before another added: “He did us all a favor.”
After the largely unprecedented change, particularly given the extra injury time that has tended to be played this season, one finals fan simply said: “The referee was bored.”
The game picked up momentum 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 and sparked jubilant scenes at Old Trafford.
Fans used the early end of the first half as an opportunity to mock United for their performance
However, after wasting several opportunities to extend the lead, Scott McTominay conceded a late penalty before Andre Onana made a stunning save to secure a massive 1-0 win.
It was an emotional evening for United as the club mourned the tragic death of Sir Bobby Charlton on Saturday.
Sir Bobby was honored before kick-off and United paid an emotional tribute to the legendary footballer.
Attention now turns to the next game, again at Old Trafford, this time against city rivals Manchester City. The derby game takes place on Sunday.