Chelsea are already Premier League champions, says United boss Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho never doubted Zlatan Ibrahimovic would have a "massive" impact this season. The 5-4 United loss in the League Cup was epic and assisted by one of the best atmospheres this decade from 6,000 raucous travelling fans.

Young did not look all that comfortable in the game throughout and was also booked in the second half for a poor challenge.

"They have one over on us so we will definitely be going there to win the game", the forward said to MUTV.

"Yes, I threw it away". "We played a very young team".

'The game was hard, it was open, Blackburn were waiting for the last minutes to try to win it, so it was very important for us to score and be in a safe position'. "They didn't give us so many chances in the game", he said.

Manchester United will take on St Etienne at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichardon on Wednesday, February 22 with kick-off at 5pm GMT.

Arsenal's fellow north London side Tottenham will host another giantkiller in Millwall, who ousted ailing Premier League champions Leicester on Saturday despite being down to 10 men.

The move by United's manager Jose Mourinho to send Ibrahimovic and the world record signing Paul Pogba in the 62nd minute of the game changed the scenario as before them Blackburn were looking quite tough to get through as reported in India Today. Pogba and Ibrahimovic duly showed why the Portuguese entrusted the visitors' fate to them, as the Frenchman set up the in-form striker for a 75th-minute victor.

In response to United's continued frustration, Pogba and Ibrahimovic replaced Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial respectively, and the Swede almost made an immediate impact as he got agonisingly close to Ander Herrera's wayward shot. Both have to find a higher level of consistency, and it was to Blackburn's credit that United needed to bring their biggest names off the bench. They have a fine understanding.

All square at half-time, the Red Devils had to wait until 13 minutes from time to put the game to bed, as yet another impressive through-ball, this time from deep and Paul Pogba the instigator, allowed striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic through on goal.

'We went back to a situation of stability.

  • Julie Sanders