Manchester United v Benfica Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Manchester United v Benfica Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

The Champions League is back and it feels like ages since United claimed victory in Portugal on a night when things were not exactly straight-forward, thanks to an unforced error from the 18-year old goalkeeper Mile Svilar. On Tuesday night, for the Red Devils, the pathway to the Round of 16 is clear. Better CSKA Moscow's result versus Basel and they will secure their place in the knockout rounds of the Champions League for the first time since 2013-14. With …
Benfica v Manchester United | Champions League Preview

Benfica v Manchester United | Champions League Preview

In midweek, Manchester United will play their second game on the road as they make the short trip to Lisbon to take on the biggest club side in Portuguese football. United and Benfica have storied histories in this competition with arguably United's 4-1 win against a Eusebio-led Benfica in 1968 - the most memorable, making Manchester United the first English club to win the European Cup. But today, Benfica are on a sticky wicket - both in Portugal and outside …
His name is Jonas! | Jonas Gutierrez Stats Analysis

His name is Jonas! | Jonas Gutierrez Stats Analysis

I have seen Jonas Gutierrez play, both in the flesh and on television, on a number of occasions and I have audibly sung my appreciation of his services to my beloved Newcastle United with great pride and sentiment. I must confess though, I’m still not really sure what he actually does… I can tell you that he plays on the left on the majority of occasions, but I have seen him utilized in a more defensive central role at times …