Bereft of a cutting edge up front or creativity in midfield without the injured Paul Pogba, United won thanks to solid defending and a freak Marcus Rashford goal.
Mourinho instructed his players to put pressure on the stopper, who only turned 18 in August, from set pieces in the hope that he would make an error which might prove so very crucial.
'Phil Jones [decided] to be on the bench he was feeling that in case of real need he would help us, ' said Mourinho after the Benfica win.
On what Lukaku told him, Svilar said: "It was nice".
"We put men around him on corners so he can not come out", Mourinho said.
"I knew how good the goalkeeper was, I told the players that". David Wagner's side will be hosting the rampant #Manchester United which has only failed to score a goal in the last weekend's 0-0 draw at Liverpool since the season began.
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After she took control of Labour, the party surged in the polls, leading the press to coin the term "Jacindamania". But she kept the celebrations low-key on Thursday night after ending Labour's nine years in the wilderness.
"This is football and I know he is a great goalkeeper and I wish him well for the future".
Later asked if United were unfairly treated when onlookers talk about their defensive approach, he said: "You know, with other managers, with other players, I'm pretty sure that yes (they get an easier ride) but that's not the problem for us". Sometime I feel being good defensively is a crime, but that is a way of getting results. The Terriers were the first team to win three consecutive league titles in England, but Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal have since matched the feat.
Next up, the Red Devils will collide against Huddersfield Town on Saturday. "As a club, they have a certain way of playing and, as a club, they've let that go for the time being".
"We are one point from qualifying and one victory away from winning the group with two games at home to play".
Speaking on ITV's Champions League highlights show, Keane explained: "It will suit United".