Man Utd vs Copenhagen: Karl-Johan Johnsson produces incredible goalkeeping display


Manchester United were expected to beat Danish side Copenhagen pretty comfortably during their Europa League quarter-final on Monday night.

However, the Red Devils needed 120 minutes to beat a side who finished second in the Danish Superliga this season.

Even then, it required a very dubiously awarded penalty from Bruno Fernandes to send them through to the semi-finals.

In truth, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side did more than enough to win the match three times over.

During the 120 minutes, they had 26 attempts.

However, fourteen of those were saved by Copenhagen’s Karl-Johan Johnsson who produced one of the greatest goalkeeping displays we’ve ever seen.


The 30-year-old produced save after save after save after save to keep United at bay.

He even dived the right way for Fernandes’ penalty.

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After the match, BT Sport showed his individual highlights and they really are astonishing.

Take a look:

BT Sport pundit, Robin van Persie had this to say about Johnsson’s performance.

“He made some proper, proper saves, not just balls going towards him,” Van Persie said. “He really went for them, he put his body on the line.

“He went for great saves, the one from Martial was an unbelievable save with one hand. I think this was the best game of his life, it must be!”


With David de Gea making a few mistakes this season, United would do worse than make a move for Johnsson.

We say that tongue-in-cheek but don’t be surprised to see the ‘keeper linked with a big move this summer based on this one performance alone.

Take a bow, Karl-Johan Johnsson.

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