“But so is Marcus Rashford – and he deserves a chance to be Manchester United’s main man next season”. But United got a crucial away goal, which Mourinho will know should give them the platform to book their place in the Europa League final in Stockholm on May 24. Mourinho’s men will have to be vary of their semi-final opponents, who have a knack for springing surprises when no one expects them to.
England are set to be without Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford for the upcoming European Under-21 Championships this summer, according to reports.
“We tried to win the match”.
“The players that have accumulated lots of minutes are not going to play next weekend”, said Mourinho.
But he insists players stand out more by staying loyal rather than making moves during their career. It overcame a 1-0 loss at home in the round of 32 to Shakhtar Donetsk, and advanced by 2-0 win in the second leg. Celta also defeated Real Madrid away from home in the Copa del Rey, and eventually eliminated Madrid.
The UEFA Cup, the Europa League’s predecessor, was the first European trophy Mourinho lifted, with his Porto side beating Celtic in the 2003 final.
“I think if you ask his team-mates, they would probably prefer to play with Rashford up-front”, he said.
“Bailly is ready to play, he is this kind of personality that fights against every problem unless it is impossible”, Mourinho told a news conference ahead of Thursday’s game.
“It could have been better, 0-1 is a short result and seeing Celta’s trajectory in the Europa League they definitely deserve respect”.
Lingard just failed to get a telling touch on a Mkhitaryan cross as the visitors looked to take the advantage in an entertaining first half.
When asked whether he would follow through on his threat to play an under-23 line-up in United’s last Premier League game of the season if their hopes of a top four finish had gone, he offered this response. “But the result is open and so next week a big match at Old Trafford”.
And Owen believes United are better with the teenager than with Ibrahimovic.
Rashford s 11th goal of the season was just reward for United s superiority as they close in on not just the prestige of winning the Europa League for the first time, but also the prize of guaranteed Champions League football next season it would bring.
“If we play the final, the players who play it would not be selected for the Sunday before the final”.