In that sense, the 54-year-old sees Arsene Wenger at Arsenal as something of a dying breed.

Manchester United are looking to win the Champions League title for the first time since 2008 when the Red Devils beat their bitter rivals Chelsea on penalties.

United, who did not qualify for the Champions League last season, now have nine points out of nine in Group A and look nearly certain to qualify for the knockout stages but Benfica, without a single point, have a mountain to climb.

“I think you, the English media have the answer”, he said of his future. I think I’m going to be in football for 15 years and it’s impossible to stay 17 years in the same job.

How do I watch Benfica vs Manchester United for free? How is it possible in modern football that any manager is going to last 15 or 20 years in the same club? I think it is impossible for us, with everything that surrounds the job, with all the pressure that surrounds every job.

“I think it is impossible to last for so long”.

“If my career was ending in three, four, five years then yes, I would end my career at United”.

Benfica captain Luisao was sent off in added time afer a lunge at United substitute Scott McTominay to compound the home side’s misery.

“After that, some people try to be clever, some people try to be malicious and they say many different things”.

“Yes it’s true that I haven’t signed a new contract; but I’m also not thinking about leaving either”.

Zlatan Ibrahimović (knee), Paul Pogba (hamstring), Michael Carrick (calf), Marouane Fellaini (knee) and Eric Bailly (groin) all miss out.

No fewer than five players will be unavailable for Mourinho this evening at the Estádio da Luz.