During the Dutchman’s two-year stint as United manager from 2014, the club secured fourth and fifth-placed league finishes along with an FA Cup triumph.
The draw was conducted at midday on Monday
“Definitely. In that, we are twins,” said Guardiola when asked, ahead of Sunday’s derby clash, if he was as obsessed with winning as his United and former Real Madrid counterpart.
Jose Mourinho has often been criticised for his negative tactics away to top-six rivals, but his side capitalised on defensive errors to race into a 2-0 lead after just 11 minutes in North London
Benitez was drafted in by owner Roman Abramovich to replace Roberto di Matteo in November 2012 after the Italian had guided the club to Champions League glory, only to falter the following season
The 24-year-old summer arrival began the season in sparkling form, finding the net in every game he played in for Belgium and United, bar one, from August 8 to October 10
Jose Mourinho's team had the better of the chances in the opening 45 minutes, but through a mix of bad luck, some decent defending in the final third by Basel and strong play by Tomas Vaclík in net, no goals ever came
The Red Devils sit eight points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City, whereas newly-promoted Newcastle have slipped into the bottom half of the table following back-to-back defeats
The victory moves Chelsea to within one point of the Red Devils and third-placed Tottenham though they still trail leaders Manchester City, who beat Arsenal earlier in the day, by nine points
The Blues have stuttered in the opening months of the campaign, struggling to find any real momentum after winning just three of their last seven games in all competitions
The 54-year-old appeared at the Court of First Instance and Instruction in the Pozuelo de Alarcon district of Madrid on Friday morning, quizzed over charges of a €3.3 million (£2.94 million) tax fraud
United were 1-0 up and had already missed one penalty, a soft effort from Anthony Martial saved by Benfica’s 18-year-old keeper Mile Svilar.
After scoring seven goals in as many league games, Lukaku has not scored in the following three matches and his fading goal scoring exploits, along with his underwhelming record in big games has been criticised
After witnessing his side lose out to Huddersfield Town last weekend, manager Jose Mourinho was quick to criticise the attitude of his players as the club slipped five points adrift of leaders Manchester City, and it leaves United in a…
The 19-year-old limped off in the Champions League win at Benfica on Wednesday with a knee issue, but Jose Mourinho has confirmed the forward will be available for today's tie
The 24-year-old, who cost 89 million pounds last year - a world record at the time - played only a handful of games this season before being sidelined.
The 30-year-old was in direct competition with Mourinho when with former clubs Arsenal and Barcelona, regularly coming up against the Blues and Real Madrid.
Manchester United’s dour 1-0 Champions League win over Benfica came against the backdrop of a typical Mourinho pragmatic approach to such matches.
According to Sky Sports, their players clocked up 139,000 miles taking part in World Cup qualifiers since the last Premier League action.
The Portuguese coach used the phrase to describe himself when he was unveiled as Chelsea's new manager in 2004 and it has stuck with him ever since