Manchester United v Anderlecht preview

Manchester United v Anderlecht preview

Manchester United v Anderlecht preview

United, meanwhile, are likely to recall their leading marksman Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who started from the bench against Chelsea as Mourinho said the 35-year-old was "very tired". "I am happy and I think it is the right attitude", he explained.

"He had not big problems during the season, but a few small problems and sometimes when you get into a certain age - I am not saying he is old, we have older players, there are many older players in great condition - but when you get to a certain age, it is a little bit more hard to recover. I think for Zlatan it would be fantastic to play the final in his country, it would be ideal, it would be attractive - no more than that".

"He is my goalkeeper for tomorrow and he was my goalkeeper in other matches, but he is not my goalkeeper for the Europa League".

Victory would keep alive hopes of United adding more silverware after their League Cup success and a final in Stockholm in the homeland of Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic. United were denied by a late equaliser as they drew 1-1 with Anderlecht in Brussels, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan scoring a vital away goal midway through the first-half.

Manchester United (ENG) v Anderlecht (BEL) (1-1).

"I am very thankful to him (Mourinho)".

But that hasn't stopped the 27-year-old fearing for his position at Old Trafford.

"If we need a goal, he can help us".

"His best attributes for me are when he is going forward and helping the attack".

'It would be the ideal end to the season for us, a hard season with lots of matches.

"If we don't concede a goal we are through, and that is good to know".

Rooney has been struggling with ankle pain recently and Mourinho is to make a decision on his fitness after training.

"We are together now for nearly 10 months and the same way I know the players much better now, the players should know me also much better now", said Mourinho, who opted for Jesse Lingaard and Rashford in attack against Chelsea.

Peter Bosz's exciting young Ajax team carry a 2-0 lead into the second leg of their tie at Schalke, while Celta Vigo are 3-2 up prior to their game at Genk.

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