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Man United boss Jose Mourinho provides huge update on fitness of defender

Man United boss Jose Mourinho provides huge update on fitness of defender

After going without Champions League football last season, May's Europa League triumph in Stockholm brought around a timely return to European football's top table. Man Utd, on the other hand, will be looking to all but secure a place in the knockout stages with third straight triumph.

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

The Premier League side is now top of Group A, having won their first two matches against Basel and CSKA Moscow.

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

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 the team's midfield anchorman and drawn praise from manager Jose Mourinho, who also coached him at Chelsea. Andre Almeida is banned. However, Mourinho is not likely to use them in the matchday squad.

Zlatan Ibrahimović targets Arsenal clash for Manchester United return
The injury to Fellaini will be a blow to United, whose midfield is already without Paul Pogba because of a long-term hamstring problem.


They explain how Manchester United got to know all the details of how the Eagles have been playing, so the Special One is now prepared to tell his players what to do. However, the point could prove important in the grand scheme of things and that is precisely what Mourinho had on his mind.

United is second in the Premier League two points behind arch-rival City and has made a good start in Europe's elite club competition, having won its opening two Group A games against CSKA Moscow and Basel.

Both Eric Bailly and Marouane Fellaini were injured over the global break, suffering knocks to the groin and knee respectively, and haven't travelled with the squad to Lisbon.

Benfica are going through a rough patch at the moment and they will be under pressure after losing first two group fixtures. "But it's a match we want to try and win".


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