Manchester United 1/10 to progress in Europa League and MORE latest odds

Manchester United needed a hero in the Europa League on Thursday night, and if one man was going to step up and be counted, it was Marcus Rasford.

Jose Mourinho seems to be challenging some of his players to try to get them to reach their potential.

The Manchester United manager said the severity of the injuries is likely to be known in "a couple of days".

"Eric Bailly has played six matches in a row - 540 minutes in a row", Mourinho told reporters after Thursday's game.

Switched from the wing to center forward for extra time after a serious-looking injury to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Rashford turned two defenders and slotted home a shot in the 107th minute to give United a 2-1 win over the Belgian champion at Old Trafford.

"I have to go in the direction of the players, but they also have to go in my direction", Mourinho said at a press conference before United's Europa League quarter-final second leg against Anderlecht.

It was Marcus Rashford who sent United through as he scored the winning goal in the 107th minute after the hosts had missed a string of chances.

"We are in trouble and, now, we lose Zlatan too but, in attack, we have options: Rooney is coming and let's see if Mata can also return before the end of the season". You can not do miracles, so miracles I don't expect, but they have to try to do everything to accelerate the process. With a top four spot via the Premier League looking hard, Jose Mourinho will want to make sure his team are in Europe's elite competition by going on to win the Europa League.

"Herrera plays. He didn't play (against Anderlecht)", said Mourinho.

"I don't think they are easy injuries, but I prefer to wait until all the tests are done and then speak".

Romero, who joined United in 2015 on a free transfer from Sampdoria, featured in 13 games this season for Jose Mourinho's side including eight appearances in Europe's second tier competition.

The 19-year-old's stats were certainly impressive. Nicky Butt could play him in that game because of his age. Yes, I think. Do I think he can play successfully for me? "But the power is in their hands".



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