Simao warns United
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Benfica's Simao Sabrosa is confident they can add to Man Utd's problems.Benfica striker Simao Sabrosa is confident they can add to Manchester United's problems by beating them in their UEFA Champions League clash.
United host Benfica at Old Trafford on Tuesday night with the Portuguese champions aiming to pile the pressure on Sir Alex Ferguson.
Ferguson is finding himself under scrutiny following Saturday's defeat to Blackburn and Liverpool target Simao believes they can benefit from the pressure United are under at the minute.
"The name of Manchester United always makes an impression but they have shown that there is nothing to be scared of by playing them," Simao told the Daily Star.
"The great advantage we have is the mistakes being made by their defenders.
"Manchester United are not at their best at the moment and it is a great opportunity for Benfica. Old Trafford holds no fears.
"Edwin van der Sar is a better goalkeeper than they had before but they make so many errors in defence it does not matter.
"They are now under pressure and we know that.
"United without [Roy] Keane, [Gabriel] Heinze, [Gary] Neville and [Wayne] Rooney is one that can be beaten."
Meanwhile, Benfica duo Geovanni and Giorgias Karagounis have been passed fit to make the trip to England to play United.
Both players have missed the last two league games through injury, but they have recovered in time to make Ronald Koeman's squad for the United clash.