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Manchester United vs Benfica

Manchester United will qualify for the Champions Leagueknockout phases with a win over Benfica at Outdated Trafford on Tuesday.
Jose Mourinho's Crimson Devils edged the Portuguese champions 1-Zero within the first match of their Group A double-header, with younger goalkeeper Mile Svilar at fault as he carried Marcus Rashford's free-kick over his personal line.
With group rivals FC Basel and CSKA Moscow going through up once more, United can safe a spot within the last-16 of the competitors in the event that they keep their 100 per cent document and CSKA fail to win.

Begin time

Manchester United host Benfica at Outdated Trafford, with kick-off scheduled for 7.45pm on Tuesday, 31 October.

TV and dwell on-line protection

The match can be televised dwell on BT Sport three and BT Sport 4UKUK.
You too can comply with all of the targets from 7pm with Commonplace Sport’s dwell scoreboard weblog.

Crew information | Champions League  | 2017-18

Mourinho has no contemporary harm issues. Eric Bailly and Phil Jones have hung out on the sidelines these days however each got here by Saturday's Premier League win towards Tottenham unscathed.
United midfielders Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba stay out by harm, as does Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo.
Provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Pereira, Valencia, Darmian, Tuanzebe, Bailly, Lindelof, Jones, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Rojo, Younger, Matic, Herrera, McTominay, Mata, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Lukaku, Rashford, Martial.

Predicted line-ups

Man Utd beginning XI: De Gea, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Jones, Darmian, Blind, Matic, Lingard, Mata, Martial, Lukaku


Set the scene for me... On Saturday, United continued this season's good document at Outdated Trafford in all competitions, as an Anthony Martial purpose secured victory over Tottenham Hotspur. Jose Mourinho’s aspect are but to concede a purpose at residence within the Premier League and, with wins in all three Champions League outings this season, the Reds can be stuffed with confidence when internet hosting Benfica on Tuesday night time. Following a 1-Zero victory over the Eagles in Lisbon two weeks in the past, United will qualify from Group A in the event that they higher CSKA Moscow's outcome at Basel, whereas Benfica can be determined to finish their worst ever European run of 4 straight defeats.
How can I comply with the motion? The sport kicks off at 19:45 GMT and can be broadcast dwell on BT Sport within the UK. Subscribers of MUTV on Sky or Virgin Media, the membership's MUTV app or on-line at mutv.com will be capable of watch construct up from 17:45 GMT on the Match Day present and hearken to radio commentary of the sport earlier than watching it in full from midnight. You too can comply with the sport because it occurs through ManUtd.com's dwell match weblog and by following our official Twitter account @ManUtd.
Any staff informationEric Bailly returned after a five-game absence in Saturday's conquer Tottenham, serving to the Reds hold a clear sheet within the course of. Mourinho confirmed in Monday's press convention that United "have the identical gamers from the weekend" to face Benfica, which means he's nonetheless with out the companies of Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick. In the meantime, Benfica's defence is depleted, with Andrea Almeida and Luisao each unavailable by suspension, and Douglas and Jardel set to overlook out as a result of harm.
What kind of type are Benfica in? Rui Vitoria's aspect have had a optimistic begin to their home marketing campaign and at present sit third within the Primeira Liga, having misplaced solely as soon as of their opening 10 video games within the Portuguese high flight. The Eagles have received their two league video games since taking part in United in Portugal however their European type has been drastically totally different; the defeats of their opening three group video games this season adopted a Four-Zero reversal at Borussia Dortmund of their last Champions League recreation final time period. However the guests boast some of the potent assaults in Portugal, spearheaded by Jonas, who has netted 3 times within the two video games since United's go to.
Who's the referee? Gediminas Mazeika will take cost of proceedings on Tuesday night time. The Lithuanian was additionally within the center for United's victory towards Rostov at Outdated Trafford in final season's journey to profitable the Europa League.
Another trivia? The assembly between the 2 sides earlier this month was not the primary time the 2 managers have confronted each other. Rui Vitoria's UD Vilafranquense met Mourinho's Porto aspect within the 2003/04 Portuguese Cup final 16 and had been crushed Four-Zero.
What have our gamers statedBailly provided his ideas on the importance of the match, saying: "Tomorrow’s recreation can be crucial for us as a result of now we have received three out of 4 and we really feel within the fourth one we will principally qualify for the subsequent section. It will give us loads of confidence."
Who else is in motion? On Tuesday, Chelsea journey to Italy to tackle Roma and Celtic host Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich. Tottenham welcome Actual Madrid to Wembley on Wednesday, whereas Liverpool obtain a go to from Maribor and Manchester Metropolis journey to face Napoli.

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