United stars put on brave front as injury crisis worsens

By Mirror: Friday, April 21st 2017 at 17:18 GMT +3 | Football

Manchester United's stars are putting on a brave front despite their worsening injury crisis.

The Red Devils were forced to take Thursday night's Europa League quarter-final tie to extra-time in order to beat the Belgian league leaders.

Despite the hosts reaching the semi-finals of the competition, Jose Mourinho's men suffered two blows in the process.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic receives medical attention. Photo: Courtesy

After just 23 minutes, Marcos Rojo was taken off on a stretcher. And in extra-time, Zlatan Ibrahimovic limped off after landing awkwardly on his knee.

With crocked pair Phil Jones and Chris Smalling already missing, the Old Trafford side face a serious injury crisis.

But despite these fears growing behind the scenes, United's stars are putting on a brave front.

As Rojo limped out of Old Trafford on Thursday night, he turned to reporters in the mixed zone

Luke Shaw also spoke following United's win over Anderlecht to give an update on Ibrahimovic.to say he was "Okay".

He said: "He's fine. He was walking around in the changing room."

Mourinho's men must now turn their attentions back to the Premier League ahead of their away clash against Burnley on Sunday.

With few defenders available, the United boss has called on both Jones and Smalling to be braveand put their bodies on the line.