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Ibrahimovic recovery will be hard, says Mourinho

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Burnley (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho admitted it will be “really hard” for veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to recover from his season-ending knee ligament injury.

The Manchester United manager was talking after his side had recorded an impressive 2-0 victory at Burnley just three days after Ibrahimovic and defender Marcos Rojo suffered knee injuries which require surgery during a midweek Europa League win over Anderlecht.

Inter’s Europa hope dented in nine-goal thriller

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Milan (AFP) – Mauro Icardi hit a dramatic late brace to complete his hat-trick but Inter Milan’s Europa League hopes were dented in a dramatic nine-goal thriller that saw Fiorentina prevail 5-4 in Florence on Saturday.

Inter travelled to the Artemio Franchi already six points behind Lazio, who occupy fifth position in Serie A and the league’s second Europa League qualifying position, and desperate for their first win in five league outings.

Inter’s Europa hope dented in nine-goal thriller

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Milan (AFP) – Mauro Icardi hit a dramatic late brace to complete his hat-trick but Inter Milan’s Europa League hopes were dented in a dramatic nine-goal thriller that saw Fiorentina prevail 5-4 in Florence on Saturday.

Inter travelled to the Artemio Franchi already six points behind Lazio, who occupy fifth position in Serie A and the league’s second Europa League qualifying position, and desperate for their first win in five league outings.

Barkley and Lukaku uncertainty overshadow Everton’s ambitions

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Liverpool (AFP) – Doubts over the long term Everton futures of Premier League leading scorer Romelu Lukaku and midfielder Ross Barkley could ease if they beat West Ham on Saturday to all but guarantee a place in next season’s Europa League.

Both Lukaku - who tops the scoring charts with 24 goals - and Barkley have yet to sign new contracts with the former who is tied to the club till 2019 refusing to put pen to paper on a substantially better offer.

Barkley and Lukaku uncertainty overshadow Everton’s ambitions

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Liverpool (AFP) – Doubts over the long term Everton futures of Premier League leading scorer Romelu Lukaku and midfielder Ross Barkley could ease if they beat West Ham on Saturday to all but guarantee a place in next season’s Europa League.

Both Lukaku - who tops the scoring charts with 24 goals - and Barkley have yet to sign new contracts with the former who is tied to the club till 2019 refusing to put pen to paper on a substantially better offer.

Lyon, Besiktas handed suspended European bans

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Lyon and Besiktas were handed suspended European bans and fined 100,000 euros each on Wednesday after crowd violence scarred their Europa League quarter-final match in France, UEFA said.

The French and Turkish teams were excluded from taking part in the next continental club competition they qualify for but the governing body decided that the suspension will be deferred “for a probationary period of two years”.

Manchester United

‘I’ll be back’: Ibrahimovic vows to return

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London (AFP) – Veteran Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said talk of his career being over was far from the truth, declaring on his Instagram account on Sunday he had already played on one leg before.

The 35-year-old - whose 28 goals have largely helped Manchester United compete for a Champions League spot next season as well as landing the League Cup - suffered serious knee ligament damage in last Thursday’s Europa League win over Anderlecht.

Man Utd’s Ibrahimovic suffers ‘significant knee ligament damage’

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London (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s magical season with Manchester United appears over after the club announced he had suffered a serious knee injury in Thursday’s Europa League clash with Anderlecht.

The club revealed that both the 35-year-old Swedish striker and Argentinian defender Marcos Rojo had suffered knee injuries in the same match.

Man Utd’s Ibrahimovic suffers ‘significant knee ligament damage’

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London (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s magical season with Manchester United appears over after the club announced he had suffered a serious knee injury in Thursday’s Europa League clash with Anderlecht.

The club revealed that both the 35-year-old Swedish striker and Argentinian defender Marcos Rojo had suffered knee injuries in the same match.

Ibrahimovic suffers ‘significant knee ligament damage’

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London (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s magical season with Manchester United appears over after the club announced he had suffered a serious knee injury in Thursday’s Europa League clash with Anderlecht.

The club revealed that both the 35-year-old Swedish striker and Argentinian defender Marco Rojo had suffered knee injuries in the same match.

Ibrahimovic suffers ‘significant knee ligament damage’

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London (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s magical season with Manchester United appears over after the club announced he had suffered a serious knee injury in Thursday’s Europa League clash with Anderlecht.

The club revealed that both the 35-year-old Swedish striker and Argentinian defender Marco Rojo had suffered knee injuries in the same match.

Jose Mourinho reveals why Ander Herrera had no part to play against Anderlecht

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Zlatan out for the rest of the season?

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Following his substitution last night, during Manchester United's 2-1 win over Anderlecht in the Europa League, reports today suggest Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out for the rest of the season.

With the shoreline still at 1-1 and United needing a goal to prevent a penalty shoot-out, Ibrahimovic looked to lock his knee and go down in some pain.

Video: Jose Mourinho reflects on beating Anderlecht

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Europa League Semi-Final Draw: Man Utd To Square Off Against Celta Vigo In Final Four Showdown

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Manchester United's reward for dispatching Anderlecht in the Europa League quarter-finals will be a final four showdown against Spanish side Celta Vigo.

Honestly Fenerbache, Zorya, Feyenoord, Saint-Etienne, Rostov, Anderlecht, Celta that's about as easy a run to the final as you're likely to get.

Europa League 2016/17, Semi final Draw: Manchester United handed tricky draw

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Manchester United, Ajax, Celta Vigo and Lyon made their way into this season’s Europa League semi-finals after some sensational performances in the last round.

The semi-final draw was completed in Nyon earlier today, following the completion of the quarter-final ties on Thursday.

Premier League giants Manchester United will be hoping to secure their place in next season’s Champions League by winning the Europa League this season.

Man Utd face Celta Vigo in Europa League semi-final

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#MUFC will play Celta Vigo in the @EuropaLeague semi-finals. The Reds will be away in the first leg. pic.twitter.com/hv8Z2tu2W7 Manchester...

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan: United’s Europa League Hero?

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been a revelation since joining Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund last summer, and the Armenia star has been central to their chances of winning the Europa League.

The 28-year-old has now bagged in four successive Europa League away fixtures and his away goal in the quarter-final against Anderlecht could made all the difference ahead of the return leg at Old Trafford.

Tweets and Photos: Man Utd players react to reaching Europa League semi-finals

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Everyone pushed to their limits @ManUtd pleased to progress to the next round pic.twitter.com/nga3SFE32m Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford)...

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Video: Marcus Rashford reacts to his Europa League heroics

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Mourinho braced for Ibrahimovic, Rojo bad news

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he was preparing for bad news after losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo to injury during his side’s Europa League quarter-final success against Anderlecht.

“I want to wait, but my feeling is not good for both,” Mourinho told reporters after his side’s 2-1 extra-time win at Old Trafford on Thursday completed a 3-2 aggregate victory.

Mourinho braced for Ibrahimovic, Rojo bad news

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he was preparing for bad news after losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo to injury during his side’s Europa League quarter-final success against Anderlecht.

“I want to wait, but my feeling is not good for both,” Mourinho told reporters after his side’s 2-1 extra-time win at Old Trafford on Thursday completed a 3-2 aggregate victory.

Europa League: Man Utd Book Place In Semi-Finals After Marcus Rashford Saves The Day v Anderlecht (Video)

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An extra-time Marcus Rashford striker fired Manchester United in the semi-final of the Europa League on Thursday night, after a tense encounter with Anderlecht at Old Trafford.

After a 1-1 draw in the first-leg in Belgium, the tie was nicely balanced but the hosts started well, with Henrikh Mkihitaryan scoring after just 10 minutes.

Video: Marcus Rashford rabona corss met by Paul Pogba overhead kick

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Video: Marcus Rashford rabona cross met by Paul Pogba overhead kick

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Video: Marcus Rashford goal makes it Man Utd 2-1 Anderlecht

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Cometh the hour, cometh the man! Rashford puts Man Utd ahead in extra-time!

Photos: Man Utd’s Marcos Rojo stretchered off with knee injury

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Marcos Rojo is stretchered off the pitch and replaced by Daley Blind. He looked in real pain. pic.twitter.com/SZraXjpClS Squawka News...

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Video: Henrikh Mkhitaryan scores for Man Utd vs Anderlecht

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan LOVES the Europa League! That's his fifth goal in the competition.

Photos: Man Utd arrive to play Anderlecht

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The lads are in the building!

Confirmed Team News: Man Utd vs Anderlecht lineups

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Man Utd team to play Anderlecht Here's how #MUFC will line up against Anderlecht in the #UEL this evening... pic.twitter.com/JPbADcqCFi...

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Soccer Thursday: Your Running Commentary

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The UEFA Champions League semifinals dominated the midweek slate, but Thursday turns towards eight Europa League sides looking to lock up a semifinal berth of their own.

Europa League action is headlined by Manchester United, who take on Anderlecht in Thursday's quarterfinal headliner. Jose Mourinho's side earned a 1-1 draw with the Belgian club as they now return to Old Trafford for the second leg.

Man Utd forward’s rallying cry ahead of Anderlecht game

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Come on @ManUtd ! pic.twitter.com/QiZfellfsw Anthony Martial (@AnthonyMartial) April 20, 2017 Manchester United forward Anthony Martial has...

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Europa League Preview: Man United hosts Anderlecht, Lyon travels to Besiktas, and more

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The UEFA Europa League quarterfinal round concludes on Thursday as eight teams look to continue their fight for a semifinal berth.

Manchester United hosts Belgian side Anderlecht at Old Trafford, while Lyon travels to Turkey for a battle with Besiktas.

The other two matches are Schalke-Ajax and Genk-Celta Vigo.

Europa League: Anderlecht Players Spotted Training In Local Park Ahead Of Man Utd Second Leg (Video)

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They may well have spent the afternoon limbering up at Old Trafford yesterday, but Anderlecht ventured out into the wilds of Manchester to complete their final training session ahead of Thursday night's quarter-final second leg clash against Manchester United.

Indeed, the Belgian side were spotted by a fan (@robpim1982) going through their paces in the middle ofCastlefield park,just along the A65 from United's stadium.

Video: Man Utd training ahead of Anderlecht game

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Man Utd squad for Anderlecht game

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Photo: Man Utd man inside the team hotel ahead of Anderlecht game

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Concentrado y listo para mañana.Concentrated and ready for tomorrow @ManUtd_Es pic.twitter.com/HhwYxOFxWy Antonio Valencia (@anto_v25) April...

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4-2-3-1 v Anderlecht: Mourinho without these 3 Man Utd players for vital home game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Manchester United vs Anderlecht Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s Europa League fixture.

Manchester United vs Anderlecht
UEFA Europa League 2016/17
20th April, 20:05 pm BST
Old Trafford, Manchester
Live Stream: Watch Manchester United vs Anderlecht live on BT Sport 2

Manchester United Team News & Preview

Manchester United host Anderlecht in the second leg of the Europa League quarter-finals this week and the Red Devils will be looking to seal the tie with a win here.

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Madrid Derby, Juve-Monaco set for UCL semifinals

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The UEFA Champions League's final four is now officially set for the semifinal round.

UEFA conducted the Champions League's semifinal draw on Friday as Atletico Madrid was paired with rivals Real Madrid in a rematch of the 2016 finale. Juventus, meanwhile, booked a pair of dates with Monaco in the other semifinal pairing.

Europa League: Ajax Fans Stay Behind To Sing ‘Three Little Birds’ En Masse After Just About Seeing Off Schalke (Video)

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It was touch and go on several occasions, but Ajax just about saw off Schalke to reach the semi-finals of the Europa League in Gelsenkirchen on Thursday evening.

Despite leading 2-0 from the first leg, the Dutch side looked to be tumbling out of the competition as Schalke wiped out the deficit in less than an hour before scoring again early in extra-time.