Mourinho fears the worst for Ibrahimovic and Rojo

The Swedish striker landed awkwardly on his right leg after attempting to win a header right at the end of normal time on Thursday night as United searched for a victor to send them through to the semi-finals.

"Because for the team they have to do everything, that's the way I think, we can not do miracles, so miracles I do not expect but we have to try to do everything to accelerate the process. But the news is fairly negative, I think".

They also have a Europa League semi-final against Celtic Vigo, while the final is in Stockholm, Sweden, Zlatan's home country.

That made it a nervy finish, even after Rashford's goal, but United held out as Mourinho reached his 10th European semi-final as a manager, equalling the record of Sir Alex Ferguson and Giovanni Trapattoni.

Anderlecht were impressive after conceding the first goal, and they labored in the 32nd minute to equalized as both sides went to the break with the scoreline at 1-1.

"I want to wait", Mourinho said when asked about the injury status of the duo.

However, Anderlecht got themselves back on level terms just after the half-hour mark, with Sofiane Hanni netting from close-range.

"We have Daley Blind, and it is time for Jones and Smalling to be fearless, to risk, because for the team you have the do everything", he said.

The striker is United's top goal scorer this season with 28 goals across all competitions.

"What we saw against Anderlecht was that raw pace, the excitement, skill and ability to fly past people as if they are not there".

And Scholes, who played 718 games for United, says that injury will allow Rashford to reassert himself under boss Jose Mourinho.

"These are the kind of things that make me trust players", he said.

"It proved to be a tough match, a tough adversary, I'm tired, I picture the players tend to be more exhausted than me", he said.

  • Julie Sanders