Europa: Champions League – Group stage
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+2)
The famous in recent past center back of Ajax and the former head coach of the national team of Holland Danny Blind had declared in one of his last interviews that he was dreaming to head Manchester United.
Let us remind you, that now at Old Trafford the son of Danny - Daley Blind is playing. Also the ex-coach of the Oranges had named 6 special players from the team of José Mourinho - David de Gea, Antonio Valencia, Nemanja Matić, Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Romelu Lukaku.
Forced draw at Anfield
During the last 8 round of EPL Manchester United was fighting against Liverpool with such a squad (4-2-3-1):
de Gea – Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Darmian – Matić, Herrera – Young, Mkhitaryan, Martial – Lukaku;
First reserve players: Lingard, Rashford, Lindelöf;
As we see, now the starting line-up of Manchester United is lacking in injured Paul Pogba from the named sextet. But, nevertheless, despite their star squads neither Merseyside nor Mancunian were able to please fans with productive game.
The last chance of Lisbon Eagles
Now the team of José Mourinho had come to Portugal for the forthcoming battle against Benfica. And the hosts of Estádio da Luz need only victory. As during two start rounds of the group stage Benfica had lost to CSKA Moscow (1:2) and Basel Switzerland (0:5) and that is why they took immediately the last 4th line. And this means that in case of another failure the team of Rui Vitória, especially during the home match, is not able to claim for leaving the group.
Benfica– 5.00, draw – 3.75, MU –1.80;
tip: Man United
to win - odds 1.85 5Dimes