Manchester United confirm serious injuries for Ibrahimovic and Rojo
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Apr 24, 2017,
Apr 24, 2017, 22:09
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Manchester United's star striker, has suffered severe ligament damage in his right knee and will likely be out of action until at least January 2018, per reports. Meanwhile, Manchester United's remaining Premier League fixtures are regarding as extremely hard, as not only do they have to visit Manchester City, Arsenal, and Tottenham Hotspur, but also Swansea, Southampton, and Crystal Palace, too.
And manager Mourinho is genuinely anxious as United try to qualify for next season's Champions League via a top-four finish in the Premier League or by winning the Europa League, where they will meet Celta Vigo in the semi-finals.
After the France global failed to make the bench for last weekend's win over Premier League leaders Chelsea, Mouinho said of Martial: "He needs to give me things that I like".
United travel to Burnley on Sunday knowing victory will see them cut the gap to fourth-placed Manchester City to one point, with the city rivals going head-to-head at the Etihad Stadium in a crunch clash on Thursday night. They play Spanish side Celta Vigo in the semi-finals of Europe's second-tier club competition.
"He (Rooney) has a good mentality, he's a fighter, he's a strong man and, even if he's not in the best condition or not at the level of sharpness that you need to play high-level football, he has the experience and the character", said Mourinho. We have 25 percent chance to win the Europa League and we have to put everything on it.
Although the Swedish striker did not have one of the best games on Thursday, but he surely has been the one who has been instrumental in helping the club go so far in the tournament.
"I will rotate the players again to give some players a chance again".
"I think this game had danger written all over it, with Burnley's home record and Manchester United playing 120 minutes in midweek", Neville said on the Gary Neville Podcast.
Both are being assessed to see how long they will join Juan Mata, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones on the sidelines for at a crucial point in the season, with United chasing Europa League glory and a top-four Premier League finish. "I would do a last push", he said. "If it was me, nobody would stop me to play".