Copenhagen confirm key star has undergone surgery ahead of Man Utd Champions League clash

Copenhagen have suffered a fresh injury setback ahead of their Champions League clash with Manchester United.
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Copenhagen are sweating on an injury concern ahead of their clash with Manchester United on Wednesday night. United responded to back-to-back home defeats with a narrow away win in the Premier League on Saturday.

Erik ten Hag has come under pressure over recent weeks amid a disappointing start to the season, both in the Premier League and the Champions League, and whether or not the Red Devils progress in the latter could prove defining for the Dutchman. Last time out in the Champions League, United narrowly defeated Copenhagen at home, with Andre Onana pulling off a stoppage time penalty save.

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And as the fixtures flip, United will be well aware of the difficulty of the challenge that awaits them on Wednesday when they head to Denmark to face Copenhagen again. Two points separate the Red Devils from the Danes, who face an early exit from the competition, but Ten Hag's men know they can likely jump into second place with a win, given Galatasaray face Bayern Munich this week.

Ahead of the clash in Denmark, United continue to nurse a number of injury concerns, but Copenhagen have one of their own, with Davit Khocholava suffering a fresh setback. The experienced centre-back has struggled with injury over recent times, and he is now set for another prolonged spell on the sidelines.

A club statement read: "Khocholava is unable to compete in the coming weeks, as he has to undergo a minor operation on top of an after-reaction in one of his operated knees." It's expected he will be out until the end of January. Meanwhile, Copenhagen also remain without William Clem, Birger Melling and Mohamed Elyounoussi through injury, Even with their injury list, Copenhagen won 4-2 against Randers over the weekend, and they are four points clear of Brondby at the top of the Danish top-tier, albeit they have played a game more at this point.

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