Grueling season taking its toll on injury-hit Man United

City dominated the game, with Aguero volleying against the post in the ninth minute and fit-again substitute Gabriel Jesus seeing a stoppage-time header ruled out for offside.

Mourinho has a reputation for creating a siege mentality at the clubs he manages, and he has used the injury crisis - which saw top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic and key defender Marcos Rojo suffer serious knee injuries last week - to create a spirit of resistance amongst his current squad.

Asked whether it was a mistake to let Schneiderlin leave mid-season, Mourinho said it was hard to keep players who wanted a move.

"We've got some tough games to play and we're in a better position now than we were at the start of the night".

Zabaleta said: 'It was a bit insane at the end, that reaction from Fellaini.

United will be without suspended midfielder Marouane Fellaini, following his sending off at the Etihad, while Paul Pogba (muscle) and Juan Mata (groin) are both still missing.

It means two potential routes remain open to qualify for next season's Champions League.

"The group was a nice group [when I arrived at United]", Mourinho was quoted as saying by his club's official site. I have to speak with them and see how they are and how they feel.

The Belgium global is set for a three-match suspension, while Mourinho confirmed Paul Pogba would not return from a hamstring injury until next week's Europa League semi-final first leg at Celta Vigo. Its squad is also ravaged by injury, a situation that won't be helped by Fellaini's upcoming three-game suspension.

Paul Clement hugs Tom Carroll after Swansea beat Stoke in the Premier League Where can I watch Manchester United vs Swansea?

"Next year we are going to expect more - I hope United are going to attack a little bit more".

It worked to an extent, although it wasn't pretty.

"We don't have (any other players there)". I was used to positive feedback and comments in the media but coming to United everything changed, there was negativity. "They were wonderful, the way they fight".

City might be challenging for the title — and not just a place in the top four — had Kompany stayed injury-free this season.

Shortly before half-time, Rashford's free-kick from the left found Herrera unmarked at the back post, but the Spaniard headed wide. In September, United went toe to toe with City's attack at Old Trafford and Kevin De Bruyne tore them apart.

"I spoke with Martin who said in his opinion it was a red card".

United won the League Cup in February after defeating Southampton 3-2 and they're now favourites to win the Europa League as they face Celta Vigo in the semi-final in a week's time.

Related News:

  • John Wall scores 42 points, Wizards eliminate Hawks 115-99

    John Wall scores 42 points, Wizards eliminate Hawks 115-99

    The Wizards next take on the East top seeds Boston Celtics, who eliminated the eighth-ranked Chicago Bulls also in six games. Friday night, the shots fell - the Wizards made 22 of their first 33 attempts and scored a searing 65 first-half points.

    Trump campaign says CNN refuses to run ad touting success

    "CNN requested that the advertiser remove the false graphic that the mainstream media is 'fake news, '" CNN said in a statement . So what was CNN's problem with the ad? Per our policy, it will be accepted only if that graphic is deleted.
    Starting with Bears, surprises galore on Day 1 of NFL draft

    Starting with Bears, surprises galore on Day 1 of NFL draft

    The downside for Garrett in teams' evaluation of him is he has been criticized for not going all out on every play. The Miami Dolphins addressed one of their many defensive needs by selecting Missouri end Charles Harris at No. 22.
  • Trump says he will release tax reform package next week

    Trump says he will release tax reform package next week

    But they cautioned that passing such legislation would be complicated and likely necessitate other tax hikes or spending cuts. Trump spoke in the treasury secretary's third floor corner office at a lectern between the secretary's desk and a fireplace.
    Be wary of White House claims about tax plan

    Be wary of White House claims about tax plan

    It has evolved over the years and now impacts about 5 million households, majority making between $200,000 and $1 million a year. Dan Golden doesn't expect lower tax rates to dramatically change his company; he's focused on profits, not spending.
    Setting aside human rights, Trump courts Asian leaders

    Setting aside human rights, Trump courts Asian leaders

    When Duterte called Trump to congratulate him on winning the election, Trump reportedly wished him "success" in his crackdown. Thousands of Filipinos have been killed since Duterte unleashed his fierce anti-drugs campaign almost 10 months ago.
  • Google surges despite YouTube ad controversy

    Google CEO Sundar Pichai doubled the amount he made in 2015, as he received almost $199.7 million in compensation past year . The company saw a rise of 5 percent in its shares and the broad Nasdaq Composite Index increased 10 percent.
    Grangemouth evacuated: Gas leak it British oil refinery in Falkirk, Scotland

    Grangemouth evacuated: Gas leak it British oil refinery in Falkirk, Scotland

    Local man David Goulding tweeted to say: "Our kids in Grangemouth High and Beancross Primary being kept indoors over lunch". Ineos then added: "Our on-site responders are continuing to manage the incident with support from the emergency services".
    Derby goal means so much to Tottenham's Kane

    Derby goal means so much to Tottenham's Kane

    Everton's defeat against Chelsea is the first Everton defeat at the Godison Park in 2017. Had it not been for the acrobatics of Cech, the home side might have won by a landslide.
  • Astronaut breaks record for most time in space by American

    At 57-years-old, she is also the oldest woman to have ever gone on a spacewalk and has the 5th most recorded time in EVA. She was already the most experienced female astronaut in United States history and the oldest woman in space.
    JK Rowling apologises for killing Professor Snape in Harry Potter

    JK Rowling apologises for killing Professor Snape in Harry Potter

    Of course, many Potterheads have leapt to Snape's defense - and so the whole hero vs villain argument has come to the surface. In 2015, Rowling apologized for killing Fred Weasley during the Battle of Hogwarts . "Arthur lived, so Lupin had to die".

    Microsoft launches Surface laptop, streamlined Windows 10

    The Surface Laptop also features Windows Stores, similar to MacBook that has App Store as its main destination for software needs. At the same time , Microsoft Surface in schools will still provide the functionality students need in and out of the classroom.

Most liked

$61 million set to be approved for Trump family security
But some - including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer - have criticized the unusually high cost of Trump's security detail. Bill de Blasio, New York City mayor thanked lawmakers for helping pass the measure, "We are getting what we are owed".

Could Liverpool pursue £25m move for Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas?
The German's side is relatively inexperienced but adding a player like Fabregas could transform the mentality in the side. Conte said: 'I think Cesc is a player in this part of the season showing to be decisive in every moment.

French campaign revs up with rival rallies, May Day marches
He said her rival, independent centrist Emmanuel Macron, "wants to dynamize the economy, but he is among those who dynamited it". Macron, who has pulled support from both wings, said Tuesday candidates will have to quit their parties to run in his movement.

Kaepernick hands out old suits outside parole office
Kaepernick has been active in social justice efforts while trying to find his next stop in the NFL. Colin Kaepernick (right) helps hand out system suits in Queens, New York.

Yum or gross? Will pickle juice soda become a 'really big dill'?
And, just in case you're curious about what this actually tastes like, here's the official word from Grandpa Joe's. While Pickle Juice Soda is getting all of the attention, it's far from the most absurd soda you can buy.

Trump won't get House OK of health bill before his 100th day
By using it to threaten a government shutdown, Trump is heightening the wall between himself and his won congressional majority. Mr Trump told a gathering of conservative media reporters that he might be willing to wait until September for the funding.

Musicals 'Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812' lead Tony nominations
Meanwhile, the new play race shaped up as anticipated, with Pulitzer victor Lynn Nottage's " Sweat " in a pack that includes J.T. Other shows up for best musical are "Dear Evan Hansen" and the stage musical adaptation of " Groundhog Day ".

Penguins' Crosby to miss Game 4 with concussion
His status for Wednesday's Game 4 - and maybe the rest of the post-season - was uncertain. "I was just asking...", Rossi said. Crosby was operating in front of the net when the stick of Washington's Alex Ovechkin caused him to lose his balance.

Trump tax plan: Relief for his voters but lots of unknowns
Yet during an interview on Thursday's Today show, Mnuchin was back to claiming that the plan "is about a middle-income tax cut". But is it a guarantee? Mnuchin dodged the question, and said: "That's our objective, absolutely".

Saudi land push in Yemen would cause heavy casualties - top prince
He added that Riyadh was unable to hold a dialogue with its arch-rival Iran because of what he called the Islamic Republic's extremist ideology.

Clashes in France during May Day marches
Current opinion polls predict that Macron will beat Le Pen on May 7, with Macron seen getting about 60 percent of the votes. Speaking at a convention centre in northern Paris, Macron, however, said Le Pen "had fed off worry and hate for years".

Brexit gets nasty as EU accuses Britain of unrealistic aims
Although the briefing seems as though it was meant to hurt May, it could actually play into the Prime Minister's hands. Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer called the reports "deeply worrying".

Surface Laptop images leak before Microsoft event
This Windows 10 version would only allow apps from the Windows Store to be installed, ensuring the security of the OS. It would be interesting to see how Microsoft will position the Windows 10 S and all the new features it has to offer.

Jimmy Kimmel Rebukes Donald Trump After Revealing Newborn Son's Open Heart Surgery
Kimmel then showed a heartbreaking picture of his son, hooked up to what seems like an infinite number of tubes. Having a child is one of the most exciting and formative moments of a person's life.

Tribune Media spikes on reports of nascent bidding war
Fox and Blackstone are hoping to beat a rival offer from Sinclair Broadcasting, the largest owner of TV stations in the US. The two would reportedly form a joint venture for the deal, with Blackstone's cash and Fox's owned-and-operated stations.