Rookie keeper's howler gifts Man United win at Benfica

Ross Houston
October 19, 2017

October 18, 2017 at 21:45, in Lisbon at the stadium "Estadio da Luz" in the program of the day of the third round of the group round of the Champions League is scheduled a duel between Benfica and Manchester United.

Manchester United's own Andreas Pereira was said to be a serious consideration, but the Portuguese stopper stayed where he is, a decision he may reevaluate in the summer if other young goalkeepers continue coming to prominence around Europe.

The 54-year-old signed a three-year deal with the option of a fourth when he took over at Old Trafford in May last year.


'One day it [the media] says that I'm going to sign a five-year contract, £1bn per season, and then the next day you say that I'm leaving and I'm going to Paris St-Germain.

"I think it's one of those things as a professional player now that you have to be able to play in different positions and be versatile", he added. "I'm not in conditions to answer that because there is nothing to answer, I have a contract and that's it".

"Nothing is happening, I'm not signing a new five-year contract, I'm at Manchester United, I have a contract and that's it".


When pressed further about the interview in Telefoot, he explained he believes it is impossible for managers in the modern era to spend decades at one club, making Arsene Wenger the exception. If in this moment I want to finish my career in four or five years my ambition would be to end my career at Manchester United.

"I think it is impossible to last for so long". My answer was that I wouldn't end my career at United - after that some people tried to be clever, tried to be malicious. "Obviously they haven't got off to such a good start in the Champions League but when Man United turn up it's going to be a different story and we feel it's going to be a tough game".

Benfica, in contrast, have lost their opening two games, including a 5-0 defeat to Basel last month.


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