April 20th: UEFA Europa League Quarterfinal
Manchester United defeated Anderlecht by a score of 2-1 in Extra Time; Advance on Aggregate by a score of 3-2.
Manchester United Goals scored by: Henrikh Mkhitaryan (10′), Marcus Rashford (107′)
April 23rd: Premier League
Manchester United defeated Burnley FC by a score of 2-0.
Manchester United Goals scored by: Anthony Martial (21′), Wayne Rooney (39′)
Premier League Table Update
As of today, Manchester United currently holds the fifth place in the Premier League table. They currently sit fifteen points behind table leaders, Chelsea. They also sit just one point behind fourth place Manchester City for a position in the Champions League.
De Gea Named in PFA Team of the Year
For the third consecutive season, Manchester United’s David De Gea has been named the top goalkeeper in the Premier League. This is the fourth time in five seasons that De Gea has received the honor. De Gea is joined on the team by the likes of N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard of Chelsea as well as Harry Kane of Tottenham.
Ibrahimovic Suffers Knee Injury, Has Long Road to Recovery
Zlatan Ibrahimovic took to his Instagram account to tell his fans that he was far from finished play football. After not playing on April 16th against Chelsea, Ibrahimovic returned to the lineup for United’s UEFA League Quarterfinal against Anderlecht and suffered an injury to his knee ligaments. It is expected that Ibrahimovic will miss the remainder of the season, but Manchester United has offered to help him rehabilitate his knee in any way they can. When asked about it, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho stated that “Ibrahimovic is going to fight”.
Pogba Out, Herrera In for Manchester Derby
On Wednesday, Jose Mourinho spoke about the state of Manchester United headed into the match against Manchester City on Thursday. Mourinho stated when asked about the recent rash of injuries, notably Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mourinho said “We go with what we have and we fight with what we have”. Then when asked about Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera, Mourinho stated simply that Pogba would be held out and that Herrera would be fit to play against Manchester City.
Rooney Returns, Scores a Goal
In Sunday’s 2-0 win over Burnley FC, a familiar face returned to the Manchester United lineup in the form of team captain and all time leading goal scorer Wayne Rooney. Not only did he return, he also scored one of United’s two goals in the victory. When asked about his return and his goal, Rooney stated “I was delighted to be back out there, and it’s always great to be on the scoresheet”.
The Week Ahead
April 27th: Premier League
Manchester United versus Manchester City; Game Played at Etihad Stadium, Game Begins at 8:00 PM BST or 3:00 PM ET.
April 30th: Premier League
Manchester United versus Swansea City; Game Played at Old Trafford, Game Begins at 12:00 PM BST or 7:00 AM ET.