Tuesday November 22, 2011
Kick off: 19:45
Group Phase: Group C Old Trafford
Team news, manager quotes and match facts ahead of the Champions League Group C clash between Manchester United and Benfica at Old Trafford.
Wayne Rooney should figure for Manchester United in Tuesday night’s Champions League match against Benfica. The England striker missed training on Monday morning with a knock – but he is expected to be fit for selection for Tuesday’s Old Trafford Group C fixture. Jonny Evans should also be available despite a tight hamstring, although fellow defender Chris Smalling (foot) will not be available and striker Danny Welbeck (muscle strain) remains doubtful.
The recent performances of Spain under-21 international Rodrigo will give Benfica coach Jorge Jesus a welcome headache over who to pick to spearhead Benfica’s attack on Tuesday. Ruben Amorim, Bruno Cesar and Nicolas Gaitan are in contention to start out wide.
Game at 2:45 a.m