Jose Mourinho fires message to Man United misfit Anthony Martial

Thursday, 20 Apr, 2017

A constant menace for Chelsea's defense with his mobility and direct approach, Rashford ensured Ibrahimovic wasn't missed at Old Trafford.

"He's a very good player", Benzema said.

"I think we need a little bit more quality and different qualities in some positions for next the season to make the squad stronger but in terms of character and the human side of the group, I have one of the best groups ever".

"He has a very good shot, good movement, speed and like a striker sometimes every ball that he touches he scores".

But having to choose between him and Rashford, who looked so sharp, is a good problem for Mourinho to have at such a busy time of the season.

"You know, we have been together for nearly 10 months or something like that", the United boss said ahead of Thursday's Europa League quarter-final second leg with Anderlecht.

"We have a lot of match-winners".

Speaking about Mourinho's stay at Stamford Bridge, Nevin said, "Actually he is better than quite good at the tactical side as we know more than anyone, but his inside knowledge of the Chelsea team was the killer on the day".

"We have to go again".

"We have felt that kind of performance coming, " the versatile 31-year-old said. In addition to Manchester United, Chelsea lost at home to Crystal Palace, a team who has been rescued from potential relegation by Sam Allardyce and has only lost once since mid-February. No one is going to give us this league, we have to work for it like we have done for the majority of this season.

Chelsea's trip to Goodison Park is the most hard of their six remaining fixtures - Everton are flying at home, where they have won seven league games in a row.

Having struggled for game time this season, Darmian earned praise from Mourinho after impressing on his third successive start.

After claiming the surprise 2-0 victory over Antonio Conte's title chasers, Red Devils fans took to social media to praise the Spanish global as well as declare their desire to see him named as the club's next captain.

Despite dominating last week's first leg against Anderlecht, United returned from Brussels with a 1-1 draw, but Young says they have no doubts about their ability to finish the job.

"We want to pass into the semi-final of the Europa League so we have to be focused, with the same attitude, same attention and same ambition as today".

Mourinho said: "I think it was a special performance because it's also a special opponent".