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Jose Mourinho demands Anthony Martial follows lead of Manchester United teammate

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Montrelle Montesinos | 21 Abril, 2017, 03:32

"You know, we have been together for nearly 10 months or something like that", the United boss said ahead of Thursday's Europa League quarter-final second leg with Anderlecht.

"We have Daley Blind who has experience in the position and I think it is time for Jones and Smalling to be fearless and to risk because for the team you have to do everything, that is the way I think".

It cast a shadow over United's evening, but Rashford's superb strike ensured they took up a place in the last four.

Rashford might have to step up as United's chief striker for the last month of the season after Ibrahimovic hobbled off after hyperextending his right knee on landing, having chested down a long ball into the area.

"He can not play every game and you want to take him [to the European Under-21 Championships in the summer] but I always trust the players with a special mentality", Mourinho said. Mourinho's answer clearly shows that he is not satisfied with Mkhitaryan's play in league matches this season.

"That's why Marcus Rashford, even without being since September with a goal in the Premier League, even without that, he was always a player that I trust, always a player that I play, always a player that I support". Yes, I think. Can he play successfully for me?

United manager Jose Mourinho. No problem if you need to make a change in another position do it because I am ready for it'.

Manchester United drew the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final 1-1 against Anderlecht but it was still enough for the bookmakers to shorten their odds.

"It is disappointing. Hopefully it is not too serious because they are two big players for us", said midfielder Michael Carrick. "Wayne is the only one that is possible, but I can not confirm now", Mourinho told a news conference on Wednesday. "The reality is Sergio is very stable, is very experienced, is playing very well".

But from less than six yards out the world's most expensive player somehow managed to scoop his effort over the bar. I don't think a lot of people saw that scoreline coming or the type of game, to be honest. Even with a top four finish in the Premier League still within reach, the Europa League still represents the most straightforward path to next season's Champions League.