Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Benfica (Champions League)

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Manchester United face Benfica tomorrow night in UEFA Champions League group play, realizing a win here will all but cement their place in the knockout round. The Red Devils head to Lisbon, Portugal in great position to advance as CSKA Moscow and FC Basel, the two opponents already vanquished by United, will play each other twice, meaning MUFC just need to get four points from the two matches with Benfica.

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Man United Injury Report vs Benfica: Rojo, Shaw, Bailly, Fellaini, Carrick

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Manchester United will take on Sport Lisboa e Benfica, commonly known as Benfica, tomorrow night in Champions League group play. The Red Devils went to Lisbon, Portugal yesterday, and there were some surprises in the travel squad.

Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw will be a part of the team that will face the Primeira Liga (the top flight of Portuguese football) side at the Estádio da Luz. However, it’s doubtful that either one will start, and it remains to be seen if either of the two duo will feature, but Shaw is more likely than Rojo.

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Dejan Lovren Accuses Romelu Lukaku of Deliberately Trying to Injure Him

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While the drab goalless draw at Anfield on Saturday certainly lacked fireworks on the pitch, we’ve seen no shortage of entertainment off the pitch since. Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has accused Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku of intentionally trying to injure him.

This follows up on both managers blaming the other for why the game lacked scoring opportunities.

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Tottenham Hotspur Slam Marca Report as “Distasteful” and “Wrong”

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Marca, a Madrid based daily newspaper focused on sports, is under heavy fire today for a report that inaccurately described London club Tottenham Hotspur.

Marca, in previewing tomorrow’s UEFA Champions League group stage clash between Tottenham and Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, wrote that Spurs were “hated” by supporters of rival clubs and that: “Their Jewish origin has made them into a club disliked by rival fans…but in their 135 years of existence they have always had style and great players.”

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Louis van Gaal Now Views Jose Mourinho More Sympathetically

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Former Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal seems to have slightly changed his tone on the man who replaced him since the weekend. Van Gaal had an impromptu meeting with his successor Saturday at Anfield, following United’s goalless draw with Liverpool.

Mourinho invited Van Gaal into his office for a glass of wine and after the meeting, Van Gaal leveled some criticism against both the current manager and the way that he got ousted at MUFC.

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Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw Named to Man United Squad at Benfica

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Defenders Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw were surprisingly a part of the Manchester United travel squad for their UEFA Champions League group stage clash at Benfica. Both flew out with the team Monday afternoon to Lisbon, Portugal, but it would be a massive shock if either player actually features on Wednesday night.

Marcos Rojo suffered a knee ligament injury against Anderlecht in the UEFA Europa League last season and the Argentine is still awaiting his first action of this campaign.

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2018 NBA Mock Draft 10-17-17

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Welcome to version 1.0 of our 2018 NBA Mock Draft. It’s never too early. For more on a given prospect, click his name where hyper-linked. That will take you to an in-depth feature piece on said player. Team needs were not taken into account, and the order was randomized for this 2018 NBA mock draft.

Enjoy! For our NFL mock draft link go here.

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Northwestern Basketball Battle Logistics Establishing Home in Rosemont

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Northwestern basketball is coming off the most successful season in school history with realistic expectations of going even further this year.

To get there they must overcome a major hurdle of playing their home games in a different arena way off campus. Welsh-Ryan Arena is being renovated, meaning it’s AllState Arena for the Wildcats this season.

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Antonio Conte Questions Chelsea Ability to Compete on Several Fronts

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Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte wondered aloud if his club might be lacking all that is required to compete on multiple fronts this season. The Italian also warned his team that defending their Premier League title will be very difficult.

This point was certainly driven home Saturday when the Blues fell to last place Crystal Palace; shocking the football world. It was more than just a loss to a last place side, it was a defeat at the hands of a team that had not even scored during the entire season and lost all of their previous seven games, and it inspired a ton of schadenfreude on social media worldwide.

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Man United Flop Memphis Depay Believes He’s Going to Real Madrid

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He totally flamed out at Manchester United, but Memphis Depay truly seems to think that he’s potentially bound for Real Madrid. Not sure how that works or if that even comes to making sense, but it is actually what the young Dutchman said in an interview with The PSV Supporter magazine.

“I think I’m going to Real Madrid. Yes, that’s a serious goal,” said the young winger, currently with Lyon.

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Paul Pogba Stepping Up Rehabilitation at Carrington Training Ground

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Paul Pogba made a posting on Instagram conveying the extra effort that he’s putting into rehabilitating his hamstring injury at the club’s Carrington Training Complex.

The setback has been designated as “long term,” but no time line has been given for a possible return date. Manchester United could have certainly used their extremely high priced midfielder in their 0-0 draw at Liverpool on Saturday.

It was a rather dull affair, and the Red Devils would have certainly been better off with the creativity in attack that the Frenchman possesses.

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Christian Eriksen Hits Back at Pep Guardiola for “Harry Kane Team” Remark

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Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen has now hit out at Pep Guardiola for his “Harry Kane team” comment. The Danish attacking midfielder maintains that his side is not a one man team, and called Guardiola’s comment disrespectful.

The Manchester City manager has since apologized for what he said, claiming that he absolutely did not mean any disrespect by it. Eriksen isn’t having any of that and this weekend he gave a long, opinionated response.

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