United stars put on brave front as injury crisis worsens

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.

Next Story
LATEST STORIES
Moyes charged over female reporter 'slap' comment

Sunderland manager David Moyes has been charged after suggesting to a female reporter she might "get a slap", England's Football Association announced on Wednesday.

PSG, Monaco renew battle in Cup semi-final

Leonardo Jardim's Monaco hold the edge over Paris Saint-Germain in the French title race, but the reigning champions haven't given up hope of landing a third successive sweep of the domestic trophies.

Unscheduled international friendlies hurting local football

Last Tuesday, a limping Kenya national football team, Harambee Stars, was haphazardly assembled to play a friendly match against Malawi at Kenyatta Stadium, in Machakos.

Mathare United in unfamiliar zones

This is not where Mathare United, champions of 2008, had envisioned they would be in the Kenyan Premier League

Day of reckoning: Poll agency to name candidates and federations locked out of Nock elections

The candidates who have been cleared to contest in the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (Nock) elections will be known today as the electoral board makes public the names of those who are eligible.

Chipu bid for world trophy falls short

The national under 20 rugby side, popularly known as the Chipu, have returned home after missing the ticket to next year’s World Junior Rugby Trophy.

More Stories
PSG, Monaco renew battle in Cup semi-final

Leonardo Jardim's Monaco hold the edge over Paris Saint-Germain in the French title race, but the reigning champions haven't given up hope of landing a third successive sweep of the domestic trophies.

Unscheduled international friendlies hurting local football

Last Tuesday, a limping Kenya national football team, Harambee Stars, was haphazardly assembled to play a friendly match against Malawi at Kenyatta Stadium, in Machakos.

Mathare United in unfamiliar zones

This is not where Mathare United, champions of 2008, had envisioned they would be in the Kenyan Premier League

Nzoia ace wins monthly award

Nzoia Sugar attacking midfielder Brian Otieno has expressed delight after he was named the SportPesa Footballer of the Month for March.

Relief for Zoo after draw

Zoo Kericho chalked up a second straight point and a goal as they seek to make amends to their difficult start to life in top-tier football.

Behold, we are back in the fold!

Rafael Benitez succeeded in his gamble of staying on as manager as he steered Newcastle United straight back up to the Premier League with a 4-1 win over Preston.

Wenger plans ahead but won’t reveal future plans

Arsene Wenger insists he is working on Arsenal’s future even though he still won’t reveal whether he plans to remain in charge after this season.

Newcastle promoted to the English Premier League

Newcastle United have been promoted to the English Premier League.

El Clasico. Ramos feels red card was excessive

Real Madrid captain and defender Sergio Ramos feels he did not deserve a red card for his foul on Lionel Messi in Sunday’s 3-2 defeat against Barcelona.

Clubs should stop worshiping poverty and enslaving players

Silence. This is going to be followed by wailing, about poverty. While they are not used to silence because they are always shouting at each other, poverty is their lot, only that this time, it will get worse.