CHAMPIONS LEAGUE - Manchester United (2) - (0) Benfica [31/10/2017] HIGHLIGHTS

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Manchester United will qualify for the Champions League knockout stages with a win over Benfica at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Jose Mourinho's Red Devils edged the Portuguese champions 1-0 in the first match of their Group A double-header, with young goalkeeper Mile Svilar at fault as he carried Marcus Rashford's free-kick over his own line.

With group rivals FC Basel and CSKA Moscow facing up again, United can secure a spot in the last-16 of the competition if they maintain their 100 per cent record and CSKA fail to win.

Start time

Manchester United host Benfica at Old Trafford, with kick-off scheduled for 08:45pm on Tuesday, 31 October.

Team news
Mourinho remains without Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini in midfield, though Michael Carrick is set to return to ease Mourinho's injury problems.

Marcos Rojo remains out, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues his rehabilitation from a serious knee injury. With champions Chelsea up next Sunday in the Premier League, Mourinho could shuffle his options given United's dominance of the group so far.

Predicted line-ups

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

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