Mourinho to Shuffle his Pack? Man United’s Predicted Line-up v Benfica

By Joel Turner IN Champions League,General,Lineup - 12:10 Oct 18th 2017

Man United will be looking to maintain their perfect Champions League record and take one step forward to qualification when they face Benfica this evening.

The Portuguese side are currently sat at the bottom of the group, and United manager Jose Mourinho will know that four points or more against Benfica this week and next should guarantee progress to the next round.

United headed to Portugal with a number of injuries and Mourinho will need to pull on the full depth of his squad to complete the task.

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MAN UTD LINE-UP
v BENFICA - ESTáDIO DA LUZ, 18 Oct 2017, 19:45
PLAYER% MINS PLDGLSAST.
de Gea
91%
000 / 0
Antonio Va
73%
102 / 0
Darmian
30%
000 / 0
Smalling
47%
001 / 0
Jones
73%
000 / 0
Nilsson-Li
27%
000 / 0
Blind
55%
021 / 0
Herrera
41%
001 / 0
Mkhitaryan
78%
251 / 0
Lingard
25%
130 / 0
Rashford
60%
540 / 0
Totals9146 / 0

United will be without Eric Bailly, Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba for the game.

Marcos Rojo made the trip but is believed to be a fortnight away from full fitness, while fellow defender Eric Bailly remains sidelined with a knock sustained during international duty.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues his rehabilitation from knee ligament damage, but Luke Shaw travelled to Portugal and may make an appearance. while injury setbacks also mean Carrick and Fellaini remain sidelined along with fellow midfielder Pogba.

Injuries mean Carrick and Fellaini join fellow midfielder Pogba on the sidelines.

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