Manchester United's Bailly warns against underrating Benfica

Laurence Griffiths
The 23-year-old has urged the Red Devils not to underestimate the Eagles when they clash in midweek

Manchester United's Eric Bailly has warned against underrating Benfica in Tuesday's Uefa Champions League encounter.

United boast of nine points from three games and a win at Old Trafford will see them qualify for the knockout stage of the competition.

And the Cote d'Ivoire international looks forward to a test against the struggling Portuguese side.

“For me, they are a good team. The bad thing for them is they’re not in such a good moment but that doesn’t mean they’ll just roll over for us tomorrow. We have to be cautious and get our fourth win,” Bailly told Daily Mail.

“It’s something very important [to qualify].  First that we win. It’s an important game, this is our fourth in the Champions League and it’s at home, and since we started we’ve not lost a single game at home.

“This is important for your confidence. I hope tomorrow’s game everything goes well and we win and qualify.”

Bailly also defended Romelu Lukaku who has failed to find the back of the net in five matches.

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“I think, like many people, that Romelu is a great forward. I’ve played against him and now have the fortune to be playing with him," he said.

"He is very important for us. Everybody can see everything is going well for him and I hope he can continue this scoring run and helping the team as he has been doing.”


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