Manchester United consolidated their position at the top of Group A in the UEFA Champions League as they Benfica 1-0 at Estadio Da Luz on Wednesday.

Manchester United had to slog it out to continue their perfect run in the UEFA Champions League as a resolute and uncompromising Benfica side gave them a run for their money in Lisbon. The hosts’ resolve was finally broken just after the hour mark in a rather bizarre fashion, though.

Marcus Rashford struck a powerful free-kick from 35 yards out wide and as Benfica goalkeeper Mile Svilar grabbed the ball, his backward momentum carried him past the goal line, with the ball still in his hands. The visitors took all three points though and Twitter was abuzz with words of praise for Rashford.

But, fans also expressed their concerns towards the teenager after he limped off shortly after scoring the winner.

Manchester United fans also expressed their frustration over Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s slump in form, with the Armenian producing a slew of underwhelming performances.

But, Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic were hailed for their performances on the night against their former side.

Manchester United players were also praised for their touch of sportsmanship at full-time as they consoled young goalkeeper Svilar.

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