Manchester United have revealed that both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo have both sustained “significant knee ligament damage” to effectively confirm that the duo will miss the remainder of the season.
Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2016-17 season after rupturing the cruciate ligament in his left knee, per ESPN FC.
On Saturday, United released a statement on Rojo, with the club confirming the defender had suffered “significant knee ligament damage,” although they declined to give a timeline for his return.
The Argentinian was stretchered off in the first half of United’s UEFA Europa League quarter-final second-leg triumph over Anderlecht on Thursday and will be forced to sit out the important final stretch of the campaign.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be a “huge loss” to Manchester United‘s pursuit of Champions League football, according to former Old Trafford midfielder Quinton Fortune.
Ibrahimovic – United’s top scorer – sustained a nasty-looking knee injury in the Europa League quarter-final victory over Anderlecht on Thursday and subsequent reports have suggested the Swedish striker could miss the remainder of the season.
Jose Mourinho admitted Manchester United are in “trouble” following serious knee injuries to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo amid a growing injury crisis at Old Trafford.
“In this moment, Eric Bailly played six matches in a row, and we lost Marcos Rojo, we don’t have Jones or Smalling, we are in trouble and now we lose Zlatan too. But in the attack, we have options and Rooney and let’s see if Mata can also return before the end of the season” as he said.
Manchester United have been paired with Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-finals following the draw ceremony in Nyon, Switzerland.
The Reds’ reward for beating Anderlecht in extra-time at Old Trafford, 3-2 on aggregate, is a clash against the team from La Liga. The ties will be played on Thursday 4 and 11 May, with the first leg at the Balaidos Stadium and the second game at Old Trafford, and a 20:05 BST kick-off on both occasions. The clubs have no previous meetings.