Marcus Rashford delivers on Jose Mourinho's 'trust' in Man United win

Ibrahimovic, 35, has been a sensation since joining on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain a year ago, scoring 28 goals and inspiring United to victory in the League Cup.

Marcos Rojo was taken off on a stretcher in the first half of Thursday's Europa League extra-time win over Anderlecht and, while the club are yet to confirm the extent of the problem, there are concerns he could join fellow centre-backs Phil Jones and Chris Smalling on the sidelines.

England manager Gareth Southgate will hold talks with Jose Mourinho over Marcus Rashford's global status after the Manchester United manager said it "doesn't make a lot of sense" for the striker to travel to this summer's European Under-21 Championships in Poland. "We have [Eric] Bailly and [Daley] Blind who have experience and it's time for Jones and Smalling to be fearless - to [take a] risk - because for the team you have to do everything".

Asked about the condition of the pair, Mourinho said: "I want to wait, but my feeling is not good for both".

"I also want that, but if it's in the final that too will fit me".

Rashford, now deployed through the middle, though, would make sure Manchester United would not need penalties to advance by scoring the victor in the 107 minute. But you have to try to do everything to accelerate the process.

It should have been plain sailing for Jose Mourinho's men after Henrikh Mkhitaryan had given them the lead early on, only for Sofiane Hanni to equalise before half-time.

City, who play Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-finals on Sunday, occupy the fourth and final Champions League berth.

But United then lost Rojo - hurt as he tried in vain to halt Frank Acheampong, with Daley Blind taking his place - and Anderlecht levelled the tie in the 32nd minute.

"That is why I kept Marcus on the team the whole time - for months he was not scoring a goal, but my trust in the boy is always based on his mentality".

"Some players don't know what makes me trust a player but Marcus I trust", Mourinho told BT Sport.

United's opponents in the semifinals could be Lyon, Ajax or Celta Vigo. "That is the way we think", Mourinho added.

"It was a hard game, a hard opponent, I am exhausted, I imagine the players are more exhausted than me", he said.

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