Manchester United are into the semi-final of the Europa League; although they certainly made hard work of it. At the end of the day, it’s the result that matters most and we’re in the draw for the next round. However, the game was marred by a couple of serious looking injuries.
First of all, Marcos Rojo was substituted off midway through the first half with an apparent knee problem, after banging it twice in quick succession. He had to leave the field via a stretcher, which immediately makes you think the worst.
As the game was winding down to a close, Zlatan Ibrahimovic landed awkwardly on his leg and looked to have caused some serious damage to his knee too. This one looked a whole lot worse, and I’d genuinely be surprised if we see him play again this season.
Now, Mourinho has delivered an update on both players following the game and it’s fair to say he isn’t feeling all that optimistic.
“I dont think the are easy injuries but I prefer to wait until all the tests are done and then speak,” Mourinho told BT Sport, quoted by the Daily Express.
“I can’t do that because I am a manager, not a doctor.”
“But the news is fairly negative I think.”
This does not sound good. As he says, he won’t know anything for definite at this point but you’d take his experience into account, and he’s been around for enough time to have a good idea of what is going on.
Honestly, I’d be more worried about losing Rojo, because the only fit centre-back we have right now is Eric Bailly. Obviously, Rashford can come into the team as the sole striker to replace Ibrahimovic, and the young 19-year-old is looking in imperious form right about now.
That’s not to say we won’t miss our 28-goal hero because we undoubtedly will. Anyway, the best thing to do is wait until we get an official update from the club. Hopefully, that will come soon.