Ibrahimovic off injured in Manchester United's late win


"You know, we have been together for nearly 10 months or something like that", the United boss said ahead of Thursday's Europa League quarter-final second leg with Anderlecht.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has demanded Anthony Martial take a leaf from Marcus Rashford's book and follow his lead.

"I know we are together for nearly 10 months", Mourinho told a news conference when asked if he was happy with Martial's performances.

"That is why Marcus Rashford, even without scoring, even when he hadn't scored in the Premier League, even without that, he was always a player I trust, I play and support".

"First of all, if you don't concede, you go through, and that's important for us to know", he said. We have Daley Blind, who has experience in the position, and I think it is time for Jones and Smalling to be fearless - to risk.

"If our team played their game, they would have been 3-0 up against Manchester United after 30 minutes". I don't think a lot of people saw that scoreline coming or the type of game, to be honest.

When asked about the initial prognosis, Mourinho said it was, "Fairly negative". They are also the favorites to win the Europa League which would guarantee a spot in the group stages of next season's Champions League draw. Yes, I think so.

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Rojo's injury deprives United of another centre-back at a time when Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are already sidelined.

Anthony Martial was left out of Manchester United's squad to face Chelsea last Sunday.

"We have felt that kind of performance coming", said the versatile England worldwide, United's captain against Chelsea.

"I was not disappointed with Zlatan, I was disappointed with the team", said Mourinho, who dropped Ibrahimovic to the bench for the win over Chelsea. We need everyone we can.

United boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Argentina keeper Sergio Romero will start ahead of David de Gea. The piquancy of the occasion is sharpened by the promise of Champions League football next season for the victor of the Europa League.

"After 90 minutes, before I know that I have to change Zlatan, he was with cramps. But I always like to have my goalkeepers playing in different competitions, not complete separation".