Jose Mourinho on Friday, admitted that Manchester United are in “trouble” following serious knee injuries to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo.
This comes at a time of mounting injury crisis at Old Trafford, with midfielder Juan Mata sidelined for the rest of the season while defenders Phil Jones and Chris Smalling have also been struggling.
Both Ibrahimovic and Rojo are feared to have suffered season-ending knee injuries in Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final victory over Anderlecht.
And Mourinho has expressed concerns as the Red Devils battle to qualify for next season’s Champions League via a top-four finish in the Premier League or by winning the Europa League, where they’ve been drawn against Spanish side Celta Vigo in the semi-finals, Goal writes.
“We are in trouble,” Mourinho said ahead of Sunday’s Premier League trip to Burnley. “ We are in trouble.
“In this moment, Eric Bailly played six matches in a row, and we lost Marcos Rojo, we don’t have Jones or Smalling, we are in trouble and now we lose Zlatan too.
“But in attack, we have options and [Wayne] Rooney is coming, and let’s see if Mata can also return before the end of the season, let’s see what happens.”
United presently sit fifth in the Premier League, four points adrift of fourth-placed city rivals Manchester City with seven matches left.