Manchester United are in Germany preparing for the Europa League quarter-final against FC Copenhagen.

The team flew out from Manchester this morning before arriving in Cologne, where the quarter-final will be hosted.

A potential 13-day stay in Germany awaits if United go all the way to the final.

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Ahead of Monday night’s game, United held a warm up session at Stadion Koln shortly after arriving.

The players looked in good spirits, including star man Bruno Fernandes, who sent a message of encouragement to teammate Marcus Rashford.

Both Fernandes and Rashford could be recalled for the fixture after a two-week break from the final day of the last day of the Premier League season.

Another player who could make his return is Nemanja Matic, and he also sent a message out saying he was ready.

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United have included several young players with the squad to gain experience.


Teden Mengi, Ethan Laird, James Garner and Ethan Galbraith all made the trip. Fellow teenagers Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams are in contention to start the game.

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United have played Copenhagen twice in Europe before, back in the 2006/07 season.

We won the game at Old Trafford 3-0, with Paul Scholes, John O’Shea and Kieran Richardson all scoring.

Copenhagen did win their game on home soil though, emerging as 1-0 winners. It is game Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will recall. He started the game along with Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo.

We expect a result more like the home game from 2006 tonight, with a place in the Europa League semi-finals on the line.

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