Manchester United victory comes at a cost

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC forced off through injury before extra time in Manchester United’s Europa League quarter-final second leg against Anderlecht at Old Trafford on Thursday.

The veteran United striker landed awkwardly after challenging Kara for a high ball in the 92nd minute of regulation time and went down for treatment when the second half finished – a 1-1 draw in the second leg leaving the tie deadlocked at 2-2 on aggregate.

Ibrahimovic subsequently hobbled down the tunnel with the assistance of medical staff and was replaced by Anthony Martial for the additional 30 minutes.

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It was another blow for United, who had already lost Marcos Rojo to a knee injury that resulted in him being taken off on a stretcher in the first half.

Rojo’s issue adds to boss Jose Mourinho’s defensive troubles, with Chris Smalling and Phil Jones already ruled out until next month.

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