Manchester United Weekly Release (April 13-20) – Tim Hofmeister

Manchester United Gets Huge Win Over Chelsea

United looked like the top team in the Premier League on Easter sunday as they dominated Chelsea and won 2-0. Juan Mata was still out with an injury and Jose Mourinho decided not to start Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Ibrahimovic was sat out to rest as Mourinho reported he was tired and he would protect him. However, Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford each played a great game and United got the most exciting win of the season.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic may be on the Move to the United States

Los Angeles FC will reportedly try and make a huge splash and offer Ibrahimovic $5 million to be their star. LA FC said they would loan Ibrahimovic to the Premier League for the first half of the season. According to Ian Ladyman of the Daily Mail, “LAFC are confident no team can match their unique offer for the 35-year-old, which would allow him to stay in Manchester to start next season before travelling to the United States ahead of the 2018 MLS campaign.” The LA FC offer would make Ibrahimovic the highest paid MLS players.

Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Juan Mata will not Play Again this Month

Before the match against Chelsea, Jose Mourinho gave an injury update. He revealed that Jones, Smalling, and Mata would be out at least another month. Jones and Smalling could be back in time for the final three Premier League game whereas Mata’s season is most likely done. Mourinho commented on the defensive situation “There is nothing I can do [about the current defensive situation],” he said. “They [Bailly and Rojo] have to go until the limits. There is no other choice. We don’t have any other central defenders. They have to go. There is no other chance.

David De Gea Makes RFA Team of the Year

De Gea is the only United player to make the roster and it is his third straight season in and the fourth time in the past five years. De Gea continues to rack of the accolades which will make it tough for United to retain him during the transfer window. Since the start of last season De Gea has kept more Premier League clean sheets, 27, than any other keeper since the start of last season.

Manchester United Get Set for Game 2 against Anderlecht in Europa League Quarter Final

Coming off a huge win against Chelsea United will face Anderlecht in the Europa League Quarter FInal at 3:05 Eastern time today. However, Mourinho is thinking much bigger as he is already talking about making the final. Mourinho said “It will be the perfect end to the season,” he said. “A difficult season, lots of matches, trying to build a team, trying to recover a certain mentality, trying to finish the season playing a European final. It will be the perfect finale for Manchester United.” This game could be headlined by the return of Wayne Rooney and Argentina keeper Sergio Romero will start ahead of David de Gea.


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