Roy Keane: Wayne Rooney on the way out at Manchester United

The tie was eventually settled in extra-time by man-of-the-match Marcus Rashford as a breathless quarter-final second leg ended 2-1 at Old Trafford, seeing Mourinho's men through 3-2 on aggregate.

While the result keeps open a possible path to next season's Champions League for Jose Mourinho's side, it came at a high price with defender Marcos Rojo and forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic both suffering possibly serious knee injuries.

While Marcos Rojo and Eric Bailly have forged a solid partnership, doubts remain over the futures of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.

Marcus Rashford scored United's extra-time victor against Anderlecht and looks set to deputise up front for top scorer Ibrahimovic, who is still to commit himself to United beyond the end of the season.

The Reds' attention now switches back to the Premier League ahead of Sunday's trip to Turf Moor to face Burnley - a task Shaw believes the squad will rise to, despite the physically demanding effort of Thursday evening's game.

"We are in trouble". Rooney is coming, and let's see if Mata can also return before the end of the season. But in attack, we have options.

'I would love to see Wayne come back and really be a force once again, ' Wilkins added.

"He has a good mentality, he is a fighter", he said.

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

United finished 10 points clear at the top of the table, sauntering to the title easily, so one of their players was always going to get it. Sheringham was top scorer-though only with 15.

"I haven't had much game-time recently and I think, especially with the 120 minutes today, it will help a lot with my fitness levels", he continued.

But should United get their way, Marquinhos will become the latest player to move between the two clubs. "There is nobody else to play".

  • Julie Sanders