Published: Thu, May 18, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Marcus Rashford says he has earned Jose Mourinho's praise

Marcus Rashford says he has earned Jose Mourinho's praise

The Red Devils have lost their last two Premier League games against Arsenal and Tottenham to end their hopes of finishing in the top four this season.

As for Southampton, club Captain Virgil van Dijk and goalkeeper Alex McCarthy have returned to training but won't be ready in time to make an appearance.

"The accumulation of the games, I never had that", he said.

Carrick came off the bench to help United win the EFL Cup final Southampton in February and he has helped the club reach the final of the Europa League against Ajax on May 24.

They are now only sixth in the Premier League and can not make the top four, the normal route into the Champions League.

Dolberg was quoted as saying by Ekstrabladet: "Frankly speaking, I think Ajax have been the best team in the Europa League when we played attacking football against Schalke and Lyon at home".

United have two Premier League matches still to play ahead of the clash in Stockholm next Wednesday. The Red Devils have picked up just one point from their last three away games but will be desperate to stop the rot. Team manages to score in both halves in every third road matchup while they manage to concede in both halves in 17% of those games. United held on to win 2-1 on aggregate. Juan Mata scored the only goal in the return leg in Manchester. Anthony Martial and Ander Herrera lead the team in assists with six each while Herrera also collected team-high 1844 total passes.

David De Gea hasn't travelled to the south coast so Sergio Romero will start in goal while Daley Blind and Antonio Valencia have also been left behind to rest.

Manchester United's injury list is the same from last week which includes Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Timo Fosu-Mensah still injured.

In Stockholm a week from Wednesday, Jose Mourinho's team will aim to take the back door into Europe's top club competition. "I don't know when we would be playing that game".

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