Mourinho Fears Worst After Ibrahimovic, Rojo Injuries

Mourinho Fears Worst After Ibrahimovic, Rojo Injuries

by | 21st April 2017
Zlatan Ibrahimovic down injured.

Manchester United top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic and defender Marcos Rojo suffered suspected knee injuries in the Europa League win over Anderlecht.

 

Ibrahimovic, 35, landed awkwardly when challenging for the ball, while Rojo, 27, was replaced on 23 minutes after colliding with a visiting player.

 

Boss Jose Mourinho said the early news on the injuries is “fairly negative”.

 

After receiving treatment from United’s medical staff, Ibrahimovic was able to limp down the tunnel, with Anthony Martial coming on as a replacement.

 

Ibrahimovic, who has scored 28 goals this season since his free transfer from Paris St-Germain in the summer, is yet to agree an extension on his one-year United deal.

 

Rojo’s injury means he joins fellow defenders Chris Smalling and Phil Jones on United’s injury list.

 

Against Anderlecht, Daley Blind played the remainder of the game in place of the Argentine and may keep his place alongside centre-back Eric Bailly for Sunday’s Premier league trip to Burnley.

 

United prevailed 2-1 on the night, and 3-2 on aggregate, courtesy of an extra-time winner by Marcus Rashford.