Both Zlatan and Rojo received an early end to the season after suffering significant knee ligament damage against Anderlecht last month.
And Herrea, speaking not long after reaching the final, noted that Man United will fight for the pair in Stockholm.
Herrera, "We will fight for both Ibrahimovic and Rojo, and all those who have been injured. We are a team."
— Chris Winterburn (@cmwinterburn) May 11, 2017
Painfully desperate finishes like the one we all suffered through against Celta only served to accentuate the importance of both Zlatan and Rojo to this team, and indeed how much Mourinho will miss them in the final.
Rojo, for one, has enjoyed his best season in a United shirt and, with Eric Bailly seeing red card against Celta, his presence against Kasper Dolberg would have been reassuring.
On a more sentimental level, though, the absence of Zlatan hits much harder: seeing the Swede end his career by lifting a European trophy in his hometown – at the stadium that held witness to that overhead kick, his first goal in a United shirt – would have been a fittingly momentous, but the 35-year-old will have to settle for a place in the stands.