Old Trafford, Manchester, England. – The Red Devils, Manchester United Football Club, have now ensured their spot in the semi-finals of the Europa League after a 2-1 win against Belgium’s Anderlecht on Thursday, April 20, 2017.
During the match, the team had sustained two more injuries that may disable Zlatan Ibrahimovich and Marcos Rojo from the rest of the competitive season. That includes the Europa League, the English Premier League and, possibly and most importantly, the Champions League.
Ibrahimovich had sustained a knee injury after landing from a mid-air receive of the ball whereas Rojo’s unspecified injury led him to be taken away from the field via stretcher.
The team previously dubbed “the Pride of England” now has a total of five success-impairing injuries; Zlatan Ibrahimovich’s knee, Marcos Rojo’s to be determined injury, Phil Jones’ toe, Chris Smalling’s legs and Juan Mata’s groin. With the two newest injuries bad enough to make Jose Mourinho, Man. United’s manager, to say:
“I want to wait for tests, but my feeling is not good. I want to try to be optimistic, but I’m not.”
Despite the unfortunate injuries and the melancholic outlook towards Manchester United’s future in the competitive football season, another Red Devil did save the day whilst others were too hurt to do so.
Marcus Rashford, United’s rising star, led the Devils to success against Anderlecht as he scored the left-legged second goal of the match giving Manchester a 2-1 lead and victory. The 107th minute goal now takes Manchester United to the semi-finals of the Europa League. The match draw ups are to be determined on Friday, April 21.