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Man United 2-0 Benfica player ratings, stats and reaction: Blind the unlikely hero as Mourinho’s side charge on

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

 

Stat of the Match

This stat from Opta shows just how dominant the Red Devils are at home

Player ratings

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

Reaction:

This fan summed up Mourinho’s side’s performance perfectly

Whilst this fan was all praise for Nemanja Matic

Whereas this fan was all praise for goalscorer Blind

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