Jesse Lingard reveals Rashford's instructions before netting free-kick vs. Celta Vigo

Lynette Rowe
May 19, 2017

Marcus Rashford still has more to use and could manage the stress of being Manchester United's No 9, according to Jesse Lingard.

However, the fresh concerns to Rashford and Young are the last thing Mourinho needed as they could now join Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and Timothy Fosu-Mensah in missing the Arsenal game.

Paul Pogba has returned to Manchester United's starting XI for Thursday's Europa League semi-final first-leg against Celta Vigo.

Lingard insists it was the ideal response and shows Rashford is developing a thick skin.

"He can handle the pressure", Lingard said.

During a long history of bad-tempered clashes, Mourinho has often goaded Wenger in the press.

"Last year we scored three goals away against Atletico to go through and their defence is very strong and this year we won 2-1 at the Bernabeu and they are nearly in the Champions League final". He's still going. He's going to fill out even more.

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Rashford was criticised following the 1-1 draw with Swansea on Sunday after being accused of diving to win a penalty in the first half.

"What happened in the first leg showed us how to play back".

The pair have endured a fraught relationship since the Portuguese entered English football as Chelsea manager in 2004, but on Thursday Wenger said: "I am open always in life to everything, for peace". "It's all about hard work and dedication, you know - he's just got to keep going now".

Pending other results, United could find themselves inside the top four by the round's end.

The away goal could prove crucial but the narrow winning margin means Mourinho will, as suggested on the eve of the first leg, rest several players when United return to Premier League action on Sunday.

The United boss said: "It would be a good achievement given the problems this season and would allow us to be back in the Champions League next season, so the Europa League has now become for us more important". "We have got the belief and the manager believes in us to get there". I retain the fact we have competed.

'They played to their strengths; we did not play to ours.

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