Jose Mourinho is not idealistic about the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo, after the pair got injuries in Manchester United’s 2-1 Europa League win against Anderlecht on Thursday. Ibrahimovic, 35, fell late in the second half as he went for a lofted ball and seemed to hyperextend his right knee when arriving before the match went to additional time tied 2-2 on total.
Prior in the match, Marcos Rojo was stretchered off subsequent to being hit in the knee while going in for a challenge.
Anthony Martial replaced Ibrahimovic and Marcus Rashford hit the winner for Mourinho’s team in the second period of additional time to send Manchester United through to the semifinals rounds of the competition by a 3-2 total scoreline.
After the match, Mourinho stated: “I don’t think they are simple injuries, however I want to sit tight for every one of the tests to be done tomorrow.
“I need to hold up. My inclination is not awesome for both. I need to be idealistic, yet I’m most certainly not.
“I can’t state any more than that, I am not a doctor.”
Whenever inquired as to whether the underlying forecast was genuinely positive, Mourinho included: “Genuinely negative. I think.”
Daley Blind replaced Rojo in the first half and Mourinho said that the Netherlands defender was a reasonable agent if the Argentina international were to miss extended time, while including that Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are nearing returns back from injuries of their own.
“We have Daley Blind [in defence] who has experience in the position and I think it is the ideal opportunity for Jones and Smalling to be overcome and to risk, on the grounds that for the group you need to do everything.
“You can’t do miracles, so I don’t expect miracles occurrences, yet we do everything to quicken the procedure.
“However, even with an insane mindset, they can’t play Sunday. Be that as it may, with an uncommon spirit, it can be sooner than anticipated. Rather than mid-May, start of May.Henrikh Mkhitaryan opened the scoring for United, yet the visitors leveled things before half-time when Sofiane Hanni put a loose ball away after an Anderlecht shot from distance came crashing off the crossbar.
Manchester United will take in their semifinal opponent in Friday’s Europa League draw, with Celta Vigo, Lyon and Ajax joining the Premier League outfit in the pot.