Jose Mourinho clarifies position after rumours of PSG switch

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Benfica, however, are fighting to keep their qualification hopes alive after a 2-1 home defeat to CSKA and a 5-0 thrashing at Basel.

Following several hard years spent in the shade of their arch rivals FC Porto, Benfica finally managed to return to the right track, lifting four consecutive Primeira Liga trophies.

The three-time European champions have not reached the Champions League knockout phase since 2013-14.

The Sweden worldwide has struggled to impress under Mourinho in limited game time.

The Portuguese side have lost both of their opening games, at home to CSKA Moscow and away to Basel, while United have eased to two wins - scoring seven and conceding just one in that time.

This is not a grave problem yet, but could become one.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said that taking a point away at Benfica in the Champions League tomorrow night would be "a positive result". Andre Almeida is banned. The Portuguese manager was heavily criticised for his park-the-bus approach that saw the Reds largely dominate the game and his side were very fortunate not to lose at Anfield.

Manchester United have been in incredible form and I think that this season they are looking like they can beat any team in the world. "Obviously they haven't got off to such a good start in the Champions League but when Man United turn up it's going to be a different story and we feel it's going to be a tough game". The Red Devils went to Lisbon, Portugal yesterday, and there were some surprises in the travel squad.

The likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, Eric Bailly, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick all continue to miss out. "They have something special going on right now". "But it's a match we want to try and win".

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