Man United continued their good form this evening…
Man United beat Benfica 2-0 at Old Trafford as Jose Mourinho’s side continued their perfect start to this year’s Champions League.
Jose Mourinho’s side opened the scoring just before half time, as a shot from Serbian international Nemanja Matic cannoned off the post and in off the back of Svilar to give the home side the lead.
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The Red Devils then secured all thee points 12 minutes from time, as Dutchman Daley Blind hammered home a penalty to give his side the win at Old Trafford.
Man of the Match
Man United’s Dutch international Daley Blind was the difference tonight.
The former Ajax defender helped his side keep a clean sheet against a tough Benfica attack, with the player also managing to bag himself a goal from the spot late in the game.
This fan sums up his performance perfectly
Intelligent and technically gifted, Daley Blind should always be taking penalties for us whenever he is on the pitch.
— Kylé (@KyleZingo) October 31, 2017
Stat of the Match
This stat from Opta shows just how dominant the Red Devils are at home
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 31, 2017
Man United: De Gea 8, Blind 8, Smalling 7, Bailly 6, Darmian 7, Matic 8, McTominay 8, Martial 6, Lingard 6, Mata 6, Lukaku 8 / Subs: Rashford 7, Herrera 6, Mkhitaryan 6
Benfica: Svilar 6, Grimaldo 6, Jardel 6, Dias 6, Douglas 6, Samaris 6, Fejsa 5 Pizzi 6, Salvio 7, Jimenez 7, Goncalves 6 / Subs: Seferovic 6, Eliseu 6, Jonas 6
This fan summed up Mourinho’s side’s performance perfectly
Not every game Man United plays is going to be swashbuckling football. It doesn’t need to be. Results matter and Mourinho’s getting them.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) October 31, 2017
Whilst this fan was all praise for Nemanja Matic
Someone let me know when Nemanja Matic has a poor performance in a United shirt, can’t fault the guy. Salty Chelsea fans will, obviously ?.
— JM (@Mourinholic) October 31, 2017
Whereas this fan was all praise for goalscorer Blind
Daley Blind big man for the big occasion
— Jordan ? (@WeIshJordan) October 31, 2017