Manchester United’s form in the Champions League has been excellent thus far. Jose Mourinho’s team has been scoring goals for fun in their opening two fixtures, picking up a pair of wins that has set the tone.
Next up, Portuguese giants SL Benfica in a game that could put us in an even better position with any sort of positive result.
The starting line-up has been named, with the manager going extremely strong to try and put this group to bed as early as possible.
Confirmed Starting XI: SL Benfica vs Manchester United
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David de Gea starts in goal, with Victor Lindelof coming into the line-up to partner Chris Smalling. Antonio Valencia and Daley Blind will start as the full-backs.
The duo of Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera will continue in midfield. Juan Mata also starts just ahead of the pair.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan gets the nod despite a sub-par performance against Liverpool. There is also a spot in the side for Marcus Rashford, with Anthony Martial dropping to the bench. Romelu Lukaku leads the line once again, looking to score for his third Champions League game on the bounce.