I Wasn't Disappointed With Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Jose Mourinho


Sergio Romero has not given up hopes of toppling David De Gea and become Manchester United's first-choice goalkeeper, the Argentina global said ahead of their Europa League second-leg tie against Anderlecht today. We have Daley Blind, who has experience in the position, and I think it is time for Jones and Smalling to be courageous - to risk.

Mourinho has advised Martial to follow the example of United team-mate Marcus Rashford, who battled back from a run of inconsistent performances to score a crucial goal in last weekend's 2-0 victory against the Premier League leaders.

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has explained that he selected Marcus Rashford, to take set-pieces for the team, because he has been tested and trusted.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan gave Man United the lead in the first half as the Old Trafford faithful breathed a collective sigh of relief. The same way I know the players much better now, the players should also know me much better.

Twice asked if Mkhitaryan was fulfilling his full potential, on both occasions Mourinho said: "In the Europa League, yes".

"The same way I have to go in the direction of the players, the players they have also to come in my direction and that's the point". You can't leave him alone for a single second, you can't give him too much space to operate.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said his criticism of Manchester United's attack after last week's 1-1 draw with Anderlecht was not directed at Zlatan Ibrahimovic. "In the Europa League".

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Meanwhile, Mourinho has said that Sergio Romero is not guaranteed to play in goal for United if they progress to the Europa League final.

"We have felt that kind of performance coming", said the versatile England worldwide, United's captain against Chelsea.

But from less than six yards out the world's most expensive player somehow managed to scoop his effort over the bar.

"With his experience and know-how of this knock-out phase, he is a player who can be useful".

"When I'm in training I work every day, I work hard to be in the team and when you've got competition for places in such a fantastic squad, it pushes you on".

Mourinho's side are now fifth in the Premier League on 60 points, four behind Manchester City but with a game in hand.