Not only because the red devils are very solid this season but also because Benfica presents themselves at Old Trafford without their main defensive reference, Luisão … The Brazilian international is punished.
However, Benfica are a more powerful midfield team and are struggling after less happy performances in the Champions League,
needing 3 points if they still want to think in terms of qualifying for the next phase of the Champions League.
Benfica, for their part, has a 4-4-2 win over Darmian because he is a very weak right-back and Cervi is back at eleven,
the South American can create moves of numerical superiority in the attack with some facility, because Cervi has a beautiful pique and a lot of quality in the one to one.
One must also join the Jonas factor who is in a good moment of form and leads the list of the best Portuguese championship standouts and both Pizzi and Sálvio have great ease in appearing in finishing areas.
Prognosis Manchester United vs Benfica:
On the other hand it is still expected that Benfica have at Old Trafford what they lacked consistently space, as United plays at home and is comfortable in the classification of the group.
And Benfica when it has space is much more dangerous and much more set and the incarnated set is in need of a gala display on a big stage, as Benfica has added unsatisfactory results and even worse views.