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Lukaku.

Paul Scholes reacts to Romelu Lukaku consoling the Benfica goalkeeper after the match

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Jose Mourinho got plenty of criticism for his defensive tactics against Liverpool on Saturday.

The Portuguese boss parked the bus to earn a 0-0 draw, with many questioning why he didn’t have the confidence his side could beat their arch-rivals.

After all the talk in recent days about his questionable tactics, Mourinho will have been very glad to return to his native country for their Champions League clash against Benfica.

With United heading into the game having won their two previous matches in the competition, they knew victory would put them within touching distance of the last-16.

A convincing performance and three points would make everyone forget about the 0-0 draw at Anfield.

However, the Red Devils were unconvincing once again and scraped a 1-0 win.

And the goal that won the game was simply crazy.

Marcus Rashford’s free-kick from the left touchline looked harmless enough but 18-year-old goalkeeper Mile Svilar inexplicably carried the ball behind the line to give United the lead.

Watch: Rashford's crazy goal

While it was a great moment for United, it was a horror moment for the youngest ‘keeper to have ever played in the Champions League.

And while he’s going to have nightmares about Rashford’s goal tonight for many nights to come, United players did their best to cheer him up.

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Romelu Lukaku was seen talking to Svilar after the game who, like the United striker, also graduated from the Anderlecht academy.

It was a lovely moment from one Belgian to another.

Watch: Lukaku consoles Svilar

Take a look:

While Lukaku is rightly getting plenty of plaudits for his behaviour after the match, one man took the mickey out of him.

Lukaku was anonymous during the 0-0 draw against Liverpool and was once again quiet against Benfica.

Scholes on Lukaku

And when asked about his moment of sportsmanship after the game, United legend Paul Scholes decided to mock him.

“Yeah, I thought it was nice,” Scholes said on BT Sport.

“But it was probably the closest Lukaku got to him all night, actually.”

Cheeky.

After an incredible start to his United career, Lukaku has now gone two matches without scoring. While Lukaku will no doubt start scoring against soon, it seems club legends are more than happy to take little digs at him.

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Romelu Lukaku
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Ryan Giggs
Rio Ferdinand
Wayne Rooney
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