Manchester United captain Rooney in line for Anderlecht return

Manchester United captain Rooney in line for Anderlecht return

There is one possibility, floated in the presence of José Mourinho on Wednesday, that would mean a bittersweet subplot for Manchester United should their status as the only English team left in European competition stretch all the way to the final of the Europa League.

Some of the Anderlecht team then set off for a light jog around the park, while another group walked past the individual filming their exploits, with one player excitedly waving at the camera as he went past.

The away goal could be crucial in this quarter-final clash but the Armenian appears to be another attacking player frustrating Mourinho, having struggled to replicate his Europa League form on the domestic front.

Jose Mourinho says Anthony Martial needs to step up and take his message on board if he is to achieve his potential at Man Utd. He played well in the Premier League, in the FA Cup, in the League Cup. "It would be handsome", Mourinho added. "I want these people to be calm, you know; I don't like people to be in hell when the moment is bad and I don't want people to be in paradise when the moment is good".

And the France forward was left out of the match-day squad for last Sunday's 2-0 win over Chelsea. I can not say every match is for one or the other.

He said: 'We have been together for nearly ten months.

"We are together now for nearly 10 months and the same way I know the players much better now, the players should know me also much better now", said Mourinho, who opted for Jesse Lingaard and Rashford in attack against Chelsea. Yes I think. Do I think he can be successful for me?

United conceded a late equaliser in their Europa League quarterfinal first leg in Belgium and Mourinho said afterward that "the people who had to kill the game didn't". You can't leave him alone for a single second, you can't give him too much space to operate.

But the greatest example has come from the youngest of players in Marcus Rashford - particularly more in the last two games.

But following a 2-1 defeat to rival Manchester City in September, Mourinho publicly criticized Mkhitaryan's performance and he wouldn't play in the Premier League again for 11 weeks. The piquancy of the occasion is sharpened by the promise of Champions League football next season for the victor of the Europa League.