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Benfica transformed me, says Man United's Matic

20 Octubre 2017
Benfica transformed me, says Man United's Matic

"Firstly, because the players don't know yet but, secondly, we have so many injuries, I think that should be something that you can view with almost a guarantee of success because our options are so few that it is easy for you to guess the XI".

Svilar joined the Portuguese side in August from Anderlecht and was named as a substitute against Maritimo eight days ago.

Manchester United have battled to a 1-0 win at Benfica in the Champions League courtesy of a bizarre goal, which embarrassed the hosts' teenage goalkeeper Mile Svilar. "I want to see that from Manchester United but it's not been happening".

Mourinho is seen as the perfect replacement for Unai Emery if he fails to land Champions League trophy this season.

After moving to United in July on a three-year contract for a reported fee of 40 million pounds ($53 million), Matic has quickly established himself as their midfield anchorman and drawn praise from manager Jose Mourinho, who also coached him at Chelsea.

Having netted four goals in wins over West Ham United, Swansea City, Everton, Burton Albion, CSKA Moscow and Crystal Palace, United's last two games against Liverpool and Benfica made those performances look like flat-track bullying.

However, their veteran manager, who began his managerial career at Benfica in the early 2000s, must do without a number of first-team regulars.

"We knew the Benfica pressure could not stay for 90 minutes".

He said United had discussed how to put pressure on the young goalkeeper at set-pieces, including putting players around him on corners to chip away at his confidence.

'I do foresee that in the future Lindelof will be a player of Jose Mourinho's team.