United held at home

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Manchester United's hopes of qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League will go down to the final round of Group C games after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Benfica at Old Trafford.

United fell behind early lead on through Phil Jones' own goal but equalised on the half-hour when Dimitar Berbatov - in the team in place of Wayne Rooney, who was nursing a hip problem from the win at Swansea on Saturday - headed in Nani's centre, the first time he had netted in the competition in three years.

Darren Fletcher put the hosts in front 14 minutes after the break, only for Pablo Aimar to draw things level again seconds later, leaving Sir Alex Ferguson's men needing a point from their trip to Basle next month to make it through - with their chances of winning the group looking slim.

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Dimitar Berbatov
Phil Jones
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UEFA Champions League
Manchester United
Darren Fletcher
Wayne Rooney
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