Martial has to start doing what I like, warns Mourinho
Apr 21 2017 by Marjorie Miles
Wayne Rooney is still capable of playing a part in Manchester United's bid to conquer the Europa League.
Martial came on as a substitute in the first leg of United'sEuropa League quarter-final in Anderlecht on Thursday and could feature in the return leg at Old Trafford.
Rojo, meanwhile, was stretchered off earlier in the game after a challenge on his knee.
Asked if Romero is now the club's confirmed first choice for the rest of the European campaign, Mourinho said, "No, he's not my goalkeeper for the Europa League. You can not do miracles, so miracles I don't expect, but they have to try to do everything to accelerate the process". "I was thinking about him and [Marouane Fellaini] as changes but because of the injury to Marcos Rojo I couldn't do it".
Rojo's injury leaves United potentially short in defence as Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are sidelined.
"[Ander] Herrera plays, he didn't play today", Mourinho said.
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"I think it's time for Jones and Smalling to be courageous, to risk because for the team you have to do everything", Mourinho explained, as quoted by the Daily Mail. Even with Zlatan Ibrahimovic rested on Sunday against Chelsea, the 21-year-old was left on the bench.
"All you can do is keep trying to create chances and that is what we kept doing", Rashford, who also starred in the weekend Premier League win over Chelsea, said to BT Sport. "Instead of mid-May, beginning of May".
Jose Mourinho's side couldn't get that all-important second goal in normal time, but the victor would eventually in the second period of injury time via a superb strike from Marcus Rashford.
"That is why I kept Marcus on the team the whole time - for months he was not scoring a goal, but my trust in the boy is always based on his mentality".
The young England forward looked risky throughout the match but wasted some golden opportunities to seal the victory well before extra-time. There is great belief in the squad, a great atmosphere and we hope to carry it on. The game finished 2-1 to Besiktas after extra time, for 3-3 on aggregate. "It would be lovely", Mourinho added. "I am very happy".