“Do I think Anthony is a player with great potential? I know the players much better now, and the players should know me better now”, he told reporters.
The 31-year-old has not played since April 1 due to ankle pain but is set to return to the bench after coming through yesterday’s session.
Mourinho has discussed the decision in an interview with MUTV. The piquancy of the occasion is sharpened by the promise of Champions League football next season for the victor of the Europa League. Mourinho was criticized for his treatment of the midfielder.
Outcome? In the end, Schweinsteiger exited Old Trafford in March to join MLS club Chicago Fire, but he left on good terms.
Zlatan is back and Luke Shaw starts.
Speaking to MUTV, Mourinho said: “Marcus is trustable”.
Manchester United (ENG) v Anderlecht (BEL) (1-1).
Misplaced passing and under-performing players continued to hamper United.
Should De Gea indeed depart United, it will leave manager Jose Moruinho possibly scrambling around searching for a replacement with the gravitas and ability to replace the Spain global.
But what’s more worrying is that Aurier would arrive with an extraordinarily long list of instances of bad behaviour.
Pogba was the next player to miss from a golden chance, volleying over with an terrible attempt after Mkhitaryan’s corner fell into his path six yards out, while Ibrahimovic lashed a shot wide after great work from Michael Carrick. After losing to Ajax in Amsterdam, Markus Weinzierl’s side lost 2-1 at last-place Darmstadt in the German league for a third defeat in four games, leaving the team in 11th place and struggling to qualify for European competition next season. Despite United’s 100% record at home in the competition, and the fact that they have conceded just one Europa League goal at Old Trafford this season, approaching this match for anything but a comfortable win would be unthinkable.
His enforced exit after landing awkwardly saw Rashford lead the line and the 19-year-old struck the decisive blow, showing wonderful composure and skill to strike a 107th-minute victor.
United suffered a blow on the stroke of full time as Ibrahimovic picked up a knock and was replaced by Martial at the start of first-half extra time.
United put in their performance of the season after comfortably beating the league-leaders Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.
Mourinho’s words to Martial this week offered hope.
Jose Mourinho is fast running out of centre-backs.
“We lost players in the January market, we didn’t bring in anyone, we lost players in global week, so we need everyone that can and Wayne can”.
United to win the game can be found at 2/9.
Outcome? Remains to be seen.