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'We are in trouble' - Mourinho sounds the alarm after Ibrahimovic injury

22 April 2017

The former Swedish worldwide appeared to have hyper-extended his knee when he awkwardly landed that forced him to be withdrawn from the pitch. "But the news is fairly negative I think", Jose Mourinho said when asked to asses the health status of his injured players.

United said in a statement on Saturday evening that both players would need to undergo "specialist opinions" before knowing the full extent of their injuries and how long the pair would be out for. He suffered what looked a serious injury to his right knee towards the end of normal time against Anderlecht.

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The South American defender is targeting a return in September.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche believes Wayne Rooney can help to fill the void at Manchester United following Zlatan Ibrahimovic's injury. In such scenarios, the expected recovery period is anywhere between nine to 12 months, meaning he is unlikely to play again in this calendar year.

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Burnley gathered among their meagre haul of four away Premier League points at Old Trafford in October - with former United goalkeeper Tom Heaton in divine form during a 0-0 draw - and Dyche is anticipating another rough day because of his team. They can make it to the Europe's elite club competition by winning the Europa League this term.

United have been drawn to face Celta Vigo in the semi-finals of the tournament after beating Anderlecht 3-2 on aggregate.

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'We are in trouble' - Mourinho sounds the alarm after Ibrahimovic injury