Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo will miss time due to injuries suffered in win over Anderlecht.
SHOWS: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK (APRIL 20, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. MANCHESTER UNITED MANAGER JOSE MOURINHO AT NEWS CONFERENCE AFTER MATCH AGAINST ANDERLECHT 2. (SOUNDBITE)(English) JOSE MOURINHO ON INJURIES TO ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC AND MARCOS ROJOS, SAYING: "As I was saying in the first interview, I want to wait but my feeling is not good, for both (Ibrahimovic and Rojos)...I want to wait and I want to try to be optimistic but I'm not." 3. (SOUNDBITE)(English) JOSE MOURINHO SAYING: "They cannot make miracles, they have injuries and even with a crazy mentality they cannot play Sunday, know what I mean, there are no miracles but with a special spirit...you can sooner than expectable, so instead of come mid-May you can come beginning of May, know what I mean, this kind of acceleration of the process." STORY: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho fears the injuries suffered by striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and defender Marcos Rojo are serious and could result in lengthy absences from the team. Both were substituted with knee injuries during United's Europa League extra-time win over Anderlecht on Thursday (April 20). "I want to wait," Mourinho said when asked about the injury status of the duo. "But my feeling is not good for both. I want to wait and to be optimistic but I am not," Mourinho told reporters. Ibrahimovic is United's top scorer this season, with 17 goals in the Premier League, while Rojo has established himself at the heart of United's defence. Mourinho is currently without two other central defenders, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones, and he urged them to make a special effort to return quickly from injury. "We have Daley Blind that has experience in the position and I think it is time for Jones and Smalling to be brave and to risk because for the team you have to do everything, that is the way I think. "You cannot do miracles, so miracles I don't expect but you have to do everything to accelerate the process... with a special spirit you can (come back) sooner than expected. So instead of coming mid-May you can come beginning May -- this kind of acceleration of the process," he said.