Benfica have issued a firm denial following accusations that several Manchester United players were racially abused in their recent encounter at the Estadio da Luz.
Patrice Evra, Louis Saha, Kieran Richardson and Wes Brown all reportedly were the subject of abuse in last month’s game.
United wrote a letter protesting about the incidents, but Benfica have denied the claims and claimed they have not heard anything from Uefa or United on the matter.
“Benfica consider this accusation an offence against the club and the fans,” read a club statement.
“At the moment it’s pure speculation in the press.
“We’ve not received any contact from Uefa nor the English club on the matter.”