Man Utd v Benfica preview

Team news ahead of Tuesday night's Champions League encounter between Manchester United and Benfica at Old Trafford.

Last Updated: 21/11/11 at 16:49

Rooney: Set to start

Rooney: Set to start

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Wayne Rooney is expected to be fit for United's Champions League encounter with Benfica at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Rooney missed training on Monday morning after getting a buffeting during Saturday's win at Swansea but Sir Alex Ferguson feels his star striker will recover.

Jonny Evans (hamstring) is also expected to be available but skipper Nemanja Vidic is missing as he serves the final game of a two-match ban.

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Champions League Fixtures

Tuesday, 04 November 2014
17:00
Zenit v Leverkusen  
19:45
Arsenal v Anderlecht  
Basel v Ludogorets  
Benfica v Monaco  
B Dortmund v Galatasaray  
Juventus v Olympiakos  
Malmo FF v A Madrid  
R Madrid v Liverpool  
Wednesday, 05 November 2014
Ajax v Barcelona  
Ath Bilbao v FC Porto  

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