Man United's Ibrahimovic, Rojo suffer knee ligament injuries

Report according to Daily Record has indicated that Marcos Rojo has joined Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the sideline after he ruptured his cruciate ligament when the Red Devils knocked out Anderlecht in their Europa Cup game last Thursday.

Ibrahimovic and Rojo are feared to get suffered season-ending knee injuries in Thursday's Europa League quarterfinal triumph over Anderlecht.

The club revealed that both the 35-year-old Swedish striker and Argentinian defender Marco Rojo had suffered knee injuries in the same match.

Michael Owen admits he feels sorry for Marcus Rashford despite the Manchester United striker scoring an extra-time victor against Anderlecht in the Europa League on Thursday night.

United said in a statement on Saturday evening that both players would need to undergo "specialist opinions" before knowing the full extent of their injuries and how long the pair would be out for.

Rojo told reporters he was "okay" while limping heavily through the post-match mixed zone, and Luke Shaw said Ibrahimovic did not seem in too bad a state in the dressing room.

But, with a derby visit to fourth-placed Manchester City on Thursday, United still have hopes of finishing in the top four and qualifying for Europe's top competition through that route.

Ibrahimovic landed awkwardly when challenging for the ball and as a result may have played his last game for the club, as his contract expires in the summer.

At times he has carried the team this season, his form earning him a PFA Player of the Year nomination.

While the Portuguese is confident he has "options" up front, with Wayne Rooney ready to return, on the defensive front he is already without long-term absentees Phil Jones and Chris Smalling.

Eric Bailly and Daley Blind are now the only fit and available centre-halves for the Premier League game against Burnley on Sunday.

  • Julie Sanders