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Manchester United vs Benfica: United coasting to qualification

31.10.2017, Finished at Old Trafford

14:52, 29 Oct 2017

Group A leaders man United host Benfica at the Old Trafford for their UCL group return leg fixture on Tuesday. The Red Devils are all but assured of progress after the 1-0 win over the Portuguese side in the reverse fixture saw them complete the first leg with a perfect record.

Paul Pogba is nearing his return; it remains to be seen if the manager could decide to give him some minutes in this one. Nemanja Matic has performed the holding midfielder excellently in Pogba’s absence, and will again be a key figure at the center of the park. Romelu Lukaku will lead their goal charge once more, days after a league meeting with Tottenham.

Benfica are bottom without a point, but showed some serious grit as they were edged in the last match. Raul Jimenez will lead their attack, which will likely have just one striker and a packed midfield. They prepare for this one with a Friday league meeting with Fierense.

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