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Manchester United visit the Estadio da Luz tonight as they look to build on their excellent start to their Champions League campaign.

Benfica vs Manchester United: Champions League prediction, team news, line-ups and where to watch on TV

Jose Mourinho knows a win at Benfica on Wednesday will put Manchester United on the brink of the Champions League knockout stages.

United have won their opening two Group A games to sit top of the pile, with a double-header against Benfica - bottom of the group - up next.

With FC Basel and CSKA Moscow facing each other twice in the next two gameweeks, four points or more against the Portuguese champions would all but guarantee United a spot in the last-16 of the competition.

Start time

Benfica host Manchester United at Estadio da Luz, Lisbon. The match will kick off at 7.45pm on Wednesday 18 October, 2017.

TV and live online coverage

The match will be available for free across BT Sport. The match will be shown on television on BT Sport 2/2HD, free-to-air on BT Sport Showcase on Freeview and BT TV (channel 115), and channel 548 for Virgin Media customers.

BT Sport subscribers can watch the match on the enhanced video player on or via the BT Sport app, while anybody can watch the match for free via BT's online live stream.

You can follow all the team news and goals from 7pm with NEW GERSY blog.

Team news

Manchester United 
Manchester United will be without Eric Bailly, Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba for the Champions League clash at Benfica on Wednesday.

Centre-back Bailly missed the weekend draw at Liverpool with an unspecified knock sustained on international duty with the Ivory Coast, while injury setbacks also mean Carrick and Fellaini remain sidelined along with fellow midfielder Pogba.

Marcos Rojo travelled to Portugal but manager Jose Mourinho believes the defender remains two weeks away from returning to full fitness. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is also recovering from knee ligament damage, but Luke Shaw travelled with the team.

Benfica will be missing right-back Andre Almeida, who was sent off in the disastrous 5-0 defeat against Basel, as well as Jardel and Rafa Silva.

Barcelona loanee Douglas is likely to deputise in the absence of Almeida

Predicted line-ups

Man Utd starting XI: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Lindelof, Darmian, Herrera, Blind, Mkhitaryan, Lingard, Rashford

Potential starting XI: Svilar; Douglas, Luisao, Dias, Grimaldo; Zivkovic, Pizzi, Fejsa, Cervi; Jonas, Jimenez

More Details
Benfica vs Man United
Champions League Group stage
Today, 9:45 PM
Estádio da Luz, Lisbon

Benfica   0-1  Man United
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