Manchester United travel to Lisbon on Wednesday night to face Benfica looking to secure their third straight Champions League win.

With another three points, United will move to nine and take a huge step towards qualifying for the last-16 ahead of entertaining Benfica at Old Trafford on Halloween night.

United fans will be hoping to see an attacking, free-flowing performance after the 0-0 stalemate away to Liverpool on Saturday. That is eminently possible given they scored seven goals in their first two group games against Basel and CSKA Moscow.

José Mourinho is without some key players for the trip. Eric Bailly, Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick, Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimović are all unavailable through injury. Marcos Rojo has travelled with the squad but is unlikely to start.

Ashley Young is expected to return to full-back after an ineffective performance higher up the pitch against Liverpool. Nemanja Matić and Ander Herrera will almost certainly be favoured in central midfield again.

Mourinho will be keen to emerge from another potentially tricky European assignment with a win, especially considering that it is against a team he used to manage.

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