Daley Blind's father confirms he's fighting fit at Manchester United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The Manchester United boss vented his frustration after his team scraped through to the quarter-finals of the Europa League with a 2-1 aggregate victory over Rostov.

United lost Paul Pogba to a hamstring injury during the last 16 second-leg match against Rostov, which is expected to keep the France midfielder out of action for around three weeks.

"If you were exhausted any time in your life, I was exhausted many times, I know what the body needs", said the Portuguese. We should play Monday. Even against Blackburn [in the FA Cup], he was on the bench and he had to come on for the last half an hour, so he's playing every game.

And Mourinho has called for the Premier League to help protect English clubs as they challenge in Europe's top cup competitions.

But the United manager will have to rejig his midfield as he attempts to boost his team's challenge for a place in next season's Champions League.

If they get there then it's 8 games in the month of April, including 3 games in 9 days which is followed by 4 games in 10 days. This never happens here, and it makes no sense.

Forwards Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial are both in severe match fitness doubt, and likely won't play.

"I think it's a good number of goals", Mata said. But with a little common sense things could be better for everyone.

He said: "We should be the last team to play in the weekend".

"If they are happy that we have one English club in the Europa League and one English club in the Champions League: wow".

Manchester United have been drawn to play Belgian side Anderlecht in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League.

In an apparent reference to United's domestic fixture schedulers, Mourinho complained: "We have lots of enemies". It is going to get worse and it's going to get easier for the other five teams.

They also had to face opponents of the level that Arsenal, Juventus, Inter Milan, and Chelsea (who finished just four points behind United) were at in 1999, twice.

Paul Pogba's absence has given Jose Mourinho another headache as Manchester United look to revive their Champions League qualification hopes at managerless Middlesbrough on Sunday.

Mourinho believes the injury was a result of fatigue.

"In every game Paris Saint-Germain have a lot of ball possession and move the ball fast so of course when we have the ball we have to find a way to score a goal", noted Depay.

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