Monday, November 20
 

Jose Mourinho: 'A draw would be positive'

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says that a draw against Benfica in the Champions League would be "a positive result".

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said that taking a point away at Benfica in the Champions League tomorrow night would be "a positive result".

The Premier League side are currently top of Group A, having won their first two matches against Basel and CSKA Moscow.

Benfica, meanwhile, have lost their first two games against those same two sides, but Mourinho thinks that the Portuguese outfit are the "strongest" of their three group opponents.

"Our goal is to qualify," Mourinho replied when asked at a press conference if a draw in Lisbon would be a decent result. "If we are able to qualify before the last match, the goal becomes finishing first. Currently our sole objective is to qualify.

"Within that context I think that one point away against the strongest of the three teams with us in the group is a positive result. But it's a match we want to try and win."

Mourinho went on to suggest that reporters could probably guess his starting XI as "our options are so few".

"I will not tell you the team - first because the players don't know yet," he added. "Second, with so many injuries that should be something you can [predict] with a guarantee of success because our options are so few."

After the trip to Benfica, Mourinho then takes his side to Huddersfield Town in the league on Saturday afternoon.

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18West Ham UnitedWest Ham122371125-149
19Swansea CitySwansea12228715-88
20Crystal Palace12129624-185
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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1211104073334
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd128222762126
3Chelsea1281323101325
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs127232091123
5Liverpool126422417722
6Arsenal127142216622
7Burnley12642129322
8Watford125341921-218
9Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton114341111015
10Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12435817-915
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12Leicester CityLeicester123451618-213
13Bournemouth124171114-313
14Southampton12345914-513
15Stoke CityStoke113351322-912
16Everton123361224-1212
17West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom12246918-910
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham122371125-149
19Swansea CitySwansea12228715-88
20Crystal Palace12129624-185
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