Mourinho happy but cautious

Jose Mourinho was "more than happy" with Manchester United's 2-0 win over Benfica in their Champions League Group A clash on Tuesday night.

Mile Svilar was credited with an own-goal on half time as Nemanja Matic's shot hit the right upright before deflecting in off the young stopper.

Daley Blind then added a second on 78 minutes from the penalty spot after Marcus Rashford had drawn a foul from Andreas Samaris.

United need one more point from their final two games to secure their place in the knockout phase of the competition, with Mourinho telling the club's official website: "I’m more than happy."

"We change a lot of players, we broke the natural dynamic of the team and the routines of the team, he said. "We played a kid from the Academy [Scott McTominay]. We scored two goals, we didn’t concede. Three more points, 12 [points overall in Group A]. 

"It’s more money for the club because every victory means money. No significant injuries, just something in Jesse’s back but nothing important. I’m more than happy.”

But Mourinho did stop short of celebrating United's achievements ahead of ties against Basel and CSKA Moskva.

"We don’t qualify yet, not yet. Four victories and it’s not enough, so we must get that point. Two matches, we must get that one.”

Anthony Martial had missed a 15th minute spot-kick, leading to some confusion as to who would take the second penalty.

Mourinho explained: "Martial took [the first one], he missed. He was not even on the pitch [for the second one] and then the players were happy to take the responsibility. Romelu [Lukaku] was happy to do it, [Ander] Herrera the same but my choice was Blind and it was my decision. 

"We train, I analyse, I try to make the right decision. In the last days, Martial didn’t miss one and he was taking so many against three good goalkeepers and he missed, so sometimes the choice is the wrong one but then I wanted Daley and it was my decision in the moment.”

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