Benfica vs Manchester United

A lot of the Manchester United player will be looking forward to this match, after getting beaten by Benfica last year. Manchester United finished last in the group stages of the Champions League and didn’t even manage to qualify for the UEFA cup. Benfica beat Manchester United 2-1 in the fixture last season and will be looking to repeat the result again on Tuesday. Manchester United are not going into this match with a great deal of confidence behind them after they were beaten 1-0 at home to Arsenal and managed only a 1-1 draw versus newly promoted Reading.

Manchester United do not have any new injury worries, they are already without Ryan Giggs, Mikael Silvestre and Park Ji-Sung. Luis Saha did not manage to make the starting line-up against Reading but will almost certainly start against Benfica. Sir Alex Ferguson has already stated that the part played by Rooney and Ronaldo will be extremely important if the club are to make progress in the Champions League. It looks like Ronaldo will start on the left with Darren Fletcher who has had an impressive start to the new season on the Right. Scholes and Carrick will play in the centre. Benfica will be without key men Rui Costa and Nuno Assis who are both out injured. If Benfinca are to make an impact in this fixture it has to be Nuno Gomes and the Portuguese international, Sambrosa Simao who will have to create most of their chances.

According to me, it will be Manchester United to take all three points even though they are going into the fixture with no wins in the last 2 matches. Manchester United to win the match at the odds of 2.10 is a good bet in my opinion. Along with that, Wayne Rooney to score anytime in the match is at 2.25.

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