Jose Mourinho sends message to Manchester United fans

by Leo Nieboer

Jose Mourinho has sent a message to Manchester United fans ahead of the second leg of their side’s Europa League semi-final clash with Celta Vigo.

Marcus Rashford‘s superb free-kick after 67 minutes handed Mourinho’s men a vital away goal and deserved 1-0 win in Galicia.

The 54-year-old, speaking after the game, bemoaned his side’s inability to kill off the tie after creating numerous chances against the Spanish side.

United face a nervy 90 minutes at Old Trafford next week and Mourinho has urged supporters to get behind their side on Thursday night.

“We have a match at Old Trafford and let’s hope Old Trafford wants us to win because when Old Trafford wants us to win we win,” he said.

Old Trafford hasn’t witnessed a European semi-final in six years, with the last being an emphatic 4-1 win over Schalke in the Champions League.

A lot has changed since then, but that same feverish, bubbling anticipation of a final being just round the corner will pervade the Theatre of Dreams in exactly the same way. European games at Old Trafford, even during last season’s Champions League spell, have been slightly benign in recent times, and Thursday serves as a fantastic opportunity for United to lay down a marker to Ajax – and indeed the watching world – in their pursuit of Champions League football.

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