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Manchester United Vs Benfica: 5 things United need to do at Benfica

Sujith Mohan
ANALYST
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6.03K   //    18 Oct 2017, 16:27 IST

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Jose Mourinho will want his side to continue their winning ways against Benfica

Manchester United travel to Portugal to play their 3rd Champions League game of the season. A win against Benfica will put the Red Devils on the brink of qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages.

Benfica lost their first two games and a defeat on Wednesday will knock them out of the Champions League. United are still without the midfield trio of Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini, and Michael Carrick. Meanwhile, Benfica right-back Andrea Almeida will miss out through suspension.

Let's see the 5 things Manchester United need to do at Benfica to emerge victorious:


#5 Start Rashford upfront

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Rashford may get a chance to lead United attack

Romelu Lukaku has been in superb form for Manchester United over the last two months and has not missed any action. He had an injury scare ahead of the international break and looked very tired against Liverpool at Anfield.

With the list of fixtures coming thick and fast, Mourinho will look to give Lukaku some rest and keep him fresh, as he can't afford to lose the Belgian at this key juncture.

Rashford has primarily played on the left and dazzled in the no.9 role whenever he has been given a chance. He deserves a chance to lead the attack and Mourinho knows he can do it brilliantly against Benfica.

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