Man Utd Club Focus – Defensive frailties threaten Champions League progression

The backpass from Phil Jones that drew a weak David de Gea clearance could have greater repercussions for Manchester United in the Champions League than merely depriving Sir Alex Ferguson’s side of two points against Benfica, or even condemning the Red Devils to second place in their group. It is what would follow the runners-up finish that is the greatest risk to the Premier League champions’ European future – the possibility of playing a group winner, such as Bayern Munich, Real Madrid or United’s perennial b

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