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Reds land in Lisbon



United touched down in sunny Portugal at 11:58BST on Tuesday for the Reds' opening Group H Champions League qualifier against Sporting Lisbon.

The match, which kicks off on Wednesday night at 19:45BST, pits United against Portuguese opposition in the group stage for the third consecutive year and sees Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani return to their former club.

United attract attention wherever they go, but scenes at Lisbon's Portela airport were feverish as local press jostled in the arrivals lounge for glimpses of the players before a police escort whisked the United party to its headquarters.

The last time the Reds were in Portugal, a Louis Saha goal was enough to give United a 1-0 win over Benfica in the Estadio da Luz. Sir Alex will undoubtedly be pleased with a similar result tomorrow.

A Reds reserve team also made the flight to Lisbon, with a friendly match against Sporting Lisbon Reserves due to take place at 10:30BST on Wednesday morning.

I wonder if the reserves game will be on mutv at all? :)

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I think that a great idea to bring the reserves as well. The two clubs have an excellent links with each other! Will be good for the young lads to play Sporting's reserves as Sporting always have quality young players!!
 
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