Wins for United and Everton

Beth Cruz
April 11, 2017

Sergio Romero is set to continue in goal after David de Gea missed Sunday's 3-0 Premier League win at Sunderland with a minor hip injury, while United's other absentees - Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Ashley Young, Juan Mata and captain Wayne Rooney - are all still out.

"We could have played a bit better but maybe we felt that the game was in the pocket".

Things today didn't go for us. Before turning 30 in 2011, the former Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona and AC Milan player scored 232 goals in 528 appearances, British media reported.

Jesse Lingard is one of those players who have failed to produce in front of goal with Giggs urging the England global to step up his game.

"The game was good and we get 1-0 (up) and they get the red card". We gave away a poor goal and I thought we needed to get a lot closer.

"We had just one transfer window, we didn't use the second transfer window [in January]".

Mourinho on Ibrahimovic: "The game was obviously open at 0-0 but we were in control without danger. When you play against a team that is sad, if you score before (them), the game is nearly over because it is hard to react".

Ronald Koeman's team grabbed the lead after 30 seconds when Kevin Mirallas broke through from midfield and appeared to be brought down but the referee, wisely, played advantage and the ball fell to Tom Davies who shot home.

"Manchester United were playing well but it was a decision that went against us". The sending off changed that.

Having regrouped after Oviedo's game-ending injury, Victor Anichebe almost levelled after turning to get away a close-range shot impressively blocked by Romero. I haven't been in a position like this before with losses, and it's hard. The Red Devils are long eliminated from the title race, and face a tough challenge to even qualify for top four.

"So I agree that by the physical point of view the guy is showing all season no problems".

"I took Shaw off because of the yellow card and the pressure from the crowd", Mourinho said. "He didn't make mistakes, he was confident on the ball and he was focussed, so it was easy for me to tell him "good performance". The game less means it's tougher.

"After Liverpool and Manchester City's victories, if we don't win today it's nearly mathematically impossible (to finish fourth)", he said.

"We don't hide that we are still fighting for our situation in the Premier League but the Europa League becomes a fundamental competition for us".

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