Last Week in Old Trafford (April 5th-April 12th)-Louis Schaefer

Last Week in Old Trafford (April 5th-April 12th)-Louis Schaefer

Recent Results

Sunday April 9th, Victory over Sunderland by a score of 3-0

Goals Scored by: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (30′), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (46′), Marcus Rashford (89′)

Premier League Table Update

Manchester United currently sits in 5th place in the Premier League table, four points behind Manchester City for fourth place.  The Reds are also 18 points behind Premier League leaders, Chelsea.

Ibrahimovic feels Young with Manchester United

In what has been a fantastic surprise, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been huge for Manchester United since coming over as a Free Agent during the Summer transfer window.  Along with Paul Pogba and Wayne Rooney, Manchester United has been in good form all season, and Ibrahimovic has been a major cog in that success.  When asked about his success after the age of 30, Ibrahimovic stated that he felt like a movskysports-premier-league-football-manchester-united-zlatan-ibrahimovic_3859289ie characted played by Brad Pitt.  Ibrahimovic said, “I am getting better and better and like I said, I feel like Benjamin Button – I was born old and I will die young!”

Ibrahimovic nominated for PFA Player of the Year

It has been announced that Forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been named as a finalist for the PFA Player of the Year award.  Since coming over to United, Ibrahimovic has scored 28 goals so far this season, 17 of which have occurred during Premier League action.  Ibrahimovic is joined by a field that does not lack star power.  Players such as Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante of Chelsea, Harry Kane of Tottenham, and Romelu Lukaku of Everton join Ibrahimovic as nominees for the award.

Update on Wayne Rooney’s Condition2f40fac600000578-0-image-a-17_1449785171087
On Wednesday April 12th, team manager Jose Mourinho stated that he had all but ruled out captain Wayne Rooney for Thursday’s match against Anderlecht as Rooney is still bothered by his ankle injury.  However, Mourinho also said that he would not rule Rooney out from potentially playing Sunday’s Premier League match against Chelsea.

Mourinho says Man. U Will Continue Fighting

Currently sitting at fifth in the Premier League table, team manager Jose Mourinho said that the club will continue to fight for fourth place in the table and finish as high as possible.  However, Mourinho also said that he wants the team to contend for trophies.  For Mourinho, that means being able to win the Europa League.

Two Matches Rescheduled

On Wednesday April 12th, it was announced that two matches in May had been rearranged with Tottenham and Southampton.  Manchester United will now play Tottenham on May 14th, which could be the last match played in White Hart Lane, Tottenham’s stadium that has stood for over 100 years.  Additionally, the Reds will also play a match on May 17th with Southampton after the match needed to be rescheduled earlier in the season.

The Week Ahead

Thursday April 13th

UEFA Europa League Quarterfinal Match versus Anderlecht; Game Played at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium.

Sunday April 16th

Premier League Match versus Chelsea; Game Played at Old Trafford.

 

Photo Credit: The Daily Mail, Sky Sports, The Albion Foundation

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