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Benfica’s 18-year-old goalkeeper casually walks into his own net while holding the ball

Man United went one-nil up in bizarre circumstances when Mile Svilar carried the ball over the line

You don’t see this every day.

After being frustrated by his old employers for over an hour, Jose Mourinho watched his side take the lead against Benfica in unusual circumstances.

18-year-old goalkeeper Mile Svilar carried the ball over his own line when he was unable to deal with a Marcus Rashford free-kick from out wide.

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The young Belgian had looked unconvincing under previous crosses and Rashford’s whipped effort proved one set-piece too many.

Svilar back-peddled and caught the cross cleanly but his momentum carried him into his own net.

The youngest goalkeeper in Champions League history tried to extend his arms to keep the ball from crossing the line but goal-line technology informed the referee that he had failed.

You couldn’t help but feel for the lad.

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Man United’s celebrations were delayed and somewhat subdued due to the freakish nature of the goal.

Rashford won’t be complaining though.

The goal gets credited to United’s 19-year-old wonderkid and it proved to be decisive in snatching the three points from the Estadio da Luz to make it it three wins from three in Europe with a 1-0 win.

They all count.