Europa League: Rashford to the Rescue for United

Hazel Gray
May 18, 2017

Speaking to BT Sport after Manchester United's 1-0 win against Celta Vigo on Thursday night, Mourinho confirmed Rashford was playing with an injury in the second leg.

Mourinho's prime focus is now winning the Europa League for Champions League qualification and, with that in mind, he will rest players at Arsenal.

"The players are in accumulation with lots of minutes because we played nine matches in April and now this one, so 10 in four-and-a-half weeks".

"The players that are in accumulation (played a lot of games), the players that have played lots of minutes, they are not going to play at the weekend", he told reporters.

Jose Mourinho has praised striker Marcus Rashford, describing the young striker's goal against Celta Vigo as the result of tireless work. "He had a fantastic chance in the first half that forced a lovely save". We tried to win the match but we missed chances, but the team played well.

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Owen, who represented Man United between 2009 and 2012, has said that Ibrahimovic "will always score a few more goals", but Rashford is the better option for the team.

"It's not so easy to control the game against this team, they score nearly every game", Herrera said.

The victory puts United on course for this month's final with Ajax Amsterdam the most likely opponents after they beat visitors Olympique Lyonnais 4-1 in their first leg on Wednesday. He's scored major goals for United and again he got the important goal in Vigo. "Sometimes training sessions finish for the group and he'll keep doing his individual work with my assistants". Tonight they were not superior, we were close and it's not impossible (for us to progress).

United seemed to overpower Celta throughout and Guidetti added: 'I think we have to play a bit quicker.

"He's a 19-year-old kid in love with football", said United boss Mourinho. This is a great opportunity for United as they would looking forward to taking that lead in this first leg of the fixture.

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