Manchester United are looking to continue their UEFA Europa League run as they head to Anderlecht tomorrow night in the round of 8. Jose Mourinho addressed the media just a few hours ago ahead of the clash, and the very first question during the session was about the Borussia Dortmund explosions yesterday.
The Tuesday explosions near the team bus ahead of the Champions League quarterfinal match against Monaco saw BVB defender and Spain international Marc Bartra hospitalized.
The match, the first of two legs between the two sides in Europe’s premier club competition, was rescheduled for tonight.
We have the entire Mourinho presser, via YouTube embedded below:
Mourinho on the explosions that forced Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League tie with Monaco to be postponed last night:
“I try not to think much about it, I try to focus on our job. Obviously, solidarity with what happened yesterday, with the player that cannot play today. We have to trust the people that are working for our security.”
United- 19/20 Draw- 12/5 Anderlecht 29/10 (via Sky Bet)
Prediction: Manchester United 2, Anderlecht 0
Arsenal have stumbled badly, to the point where United have leapt them in the standings, but they’re still on the outside looking in for top four, and thus, winning the UEL is the most practical path back into Europe’s real tournament. So they have to take care of business here.
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