Mourinho unsure if Rooney will recover for EFL Cup final

Yet, the United playmaker said that his side have still much work to do before the FA Cup trip to Chelsea, as they will visit Saint-Etienne on Wednesday before the EFL Cup final with Southampton on Sunday (26 March).

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho ruled out selling Luke Shaw at the end of the season despite the left-back's struggles for game time.

The victory earned United a huge quarter-final meeting with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, giving José Mourinho a chance to get one over on his former club.

"The attitude of every player was really good and with a different attitude we would lose, because I think Blackburn was a good team - better than the Blackburn of the Championship", said Mourinho.

"I think we deserved to win, but I think Blackburn probably also deserved to go to Old Trafford", Mourinho added.

"I am very pleased, we started the game with great urgency".

"We go to Blackburn with that respect. But this is better for them - now they can focus on the Championship".

Machester United beat Blackburn Rovers by 2-1 with the help of Ibrahimovic's goal in the 75th minute of the play.

"I have no reaction", said Mourinho.

I have to play Saint-Etienne in the Europa League, I have to play the League Cup final, I have to play hopefully another opponent in the Europa League and I have to fight for a top-four position in the Premier League.

"Liverpool will play 16 matches until the end of the season, Chelsea will play 16 plus some in the FA Cup and we are in this really insane situation". "What happened yesterday with every Premier League team finding itself in a hard situation made them more alert". No, I'm going to change a few players, obviously.

"The match is in one month's time. We know that we are going to go out there and give everything we've got and what will be will be".

Initial goals from Danny Graham and Marcus Rashford levelled the game in the first half and which was looking to continue in the second half too but with 15 minutes remaining Ibrahimovic scored his debut goal.

  • Julie Sanders