Jose Mourinho updates on Manchester United's injured players

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The Portuguese gaffer enjoyed a strong first season in Manchester having replaced the sacked Louis Van Gaal. Why Paris? Because they have something special.

"Not that I read it a lot, but sometimes when I read the press, not only English but Portuguese, I feel that sometimes defending properly is seen as a crime but it is not", he told a press conference.

'He is a very high quality player, he has been playing with Jose Mourinho, ' Vitoria said ahead of facing the Swede in Wednesday's Champions League Group A encounter.

Mourinho's men were criticised for failing to show any adventure despite scoring 21 times in their opening seven games and coming up against a poor Liverpool defence.

Victor Lindelof has endured a stuttering start at Manchester United but Benfica manager Rui Vitoria has no doubt he will flourish under Jose Mourinho.

"If you go toe to toe with a team like Liverpool at their place, you know they're a good team, you could get hurt. He got everything organised and defended brilliantly well and got the point they needed".

Svilar beat Iker Casillas's record - the Real Madrid legend made his debut in the competition in 1999 at the age of 18 years and 118 days.

The Red Devils face Benfica tonight where Mourinho will be hoping to make it three wins out of three.

Visibly distraught come the final whistle, Svilar was consoled by a number of his team-mates and members of coaching staff. And Lukaku went out of his way to make sure his fellow Belgian was not too crushed by the experience.

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