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Copenhagen coach Solbakken adamant Martial dived

FC Copenhagen coach Stale Solbakken is adamant Anthony Martial dived to win Manchester United their decisive penalty last night.

Martial won the matchwinning penalty in the first-half of extra-time when he went down under the challenge of Copenhagen defender Andreas Bjelland, with Bruno Fernandes converting what proved to be the match-winning spot kick.

"If my players had been a little bit more clinical they could have gone down and got a penalty," Solbakken told beIN SPORTS.

"You can't encourage them to go down. It's a fine balance between being too honest. I don't think Martial tried to stay on his feet for too long. But that's life and it can be given.

"This game is not about penalties. This game is about a Scandinavian team with players who have never played at this level, and make a real performance and it's quite a good 90 minutes.

"United win because they win the first 15 minutes of extra-time."

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