Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of the game as a ponderous Manchester United edged out Benfica in Portugal.
This was a rather limp affair, with the Red Devils struggling to break down a resilient Benfica back-line.
However, the decisive goal would eventually come just after the hour-mark, albeit in rather fortuitous circumstances for the visitors thanks to a handling error from teenage goalkeeper Mile Svilar.
Rashford’s swirling 35-yard free-kick didn’t look like troubling Svilar, but the young stopper’s poor positioning saw him forced to catch the ball at full stretch, unfortunately carrying it backwards over his goal-line as a result…
Quite a way for Svilar to mark his Champions League debut, which saw him become the youngest-ever goalkeeper in the competition at 18 years and 52 days, thus beating Iker Casillas’ long-standing record by a matter of days.
Rashford would eventually be forced off by injury, to be replaced by Anthony Martial. However, United failed to build on their lead.
Late on, centre-back Luisao picked up a second yellow for Benfica.
The rather flaccid encounter would end in a 1-0 win for Jose Mourinho’s side, who stay top of Group A after winning each of their three games so far.
After the game, Romelu Lukaku comforted fellow Belgian Svilar with some sportsmanlike words of encouragement.
What a nice chap!