Manchester United have been accused of playing ugly and having utter disregard for the beauty of the game but as long as they are producing expected results who are we to blame them?
Jose Mourinho’s pragmatic approach might not be too beautiful but it has proven to be the right formula for top-six rivals.
Manchester United have once made a strong case out of their playing style with a hard-fought 1-0 win over fellow Premier League contenders Tottenham and will head into the Champions League night against Benfica with a renewed sense of self-belief and confidence after successfully bouncing back from a disappointing defeat at Huddersfield.
The Red Devils will have had young Benfica goalkeeper Mile Svilar to thank for a 1-0 win last time out but the reverse leg is likely to see a completely different Manchester United.
Mourinho’s men lead the way in Group A and are widely expected to add fuel to Benfica’s Champions League fire. Portuguese champions are without a single win in three games and without a chance of progressing through.
They only scored one goal in three matches and we widely expect them to go blank at Old Trafford. In a combination with an anticipated home win, 11/10 on Manchester United to win to Nil sounds like a great choice.