Jose Mourinho targets Champions League return - and Europa League trophy

Europa League Manchester United overcome Rostov by solitary goal to qualify for last eight

Europa League Manchester United overcome Rostov by solitary goal to qualify for last eight

United continued to allow the home side large shares of possession after the break, as they had in the first half, counter-attacking with pace. We did not have A, B, C, D, E, F or G, but we have L, M, N, O, P and these guys gave absolutely everything.

Middlesbrough pulled a late goal back through substitute Rudy Gestede, but they remain second-bottom, five points adrift of safety after an 11th league game without victory as caretaker manager Steve Agnew tasted defeat in his first match following the departure of Aitor Karanka. "Then it was a fighting 15 minutes where they didn't have chances but they were close to the unsafe areas, so the game was alive until the last seconds".

United were also without star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but goals from Marouane Fellaini, Jesse Lingard and Antonio Valencia sealed a victory which left Mourinho delighted.

"If I can choose, I will choose the Europa League than to finish fourth because it gives us the same - Champions League football", he said.

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Swansea City dropped to fourth-bottom after an Alfie Mawson own goal and a Benik Afobe strike earned Bournemouth a 2-0 win. Despite Andre Ayew reducing the arrears, the visitors held on to pull six points clear of the bottom three.

Jose Mourinho's men must now turn their attention back to Premier League action and England global Jones believes his side will face a tough trip to the North East, particularly as Boro parted ways with boss Aitor Karanka this week.

"It was too much for us - injured players, exhausted players, suspended players".

Gestede initially appeared to bite defender Eric Bailly in a stoppage time melee on the edge of the visitors' area in an altercation missed by referee Jon Moss and his assistants. We made a decision to defend with an extra defender, but I think with the mistakes of letting them push us too much into our box.

Memphis Depay has told The Ligue 1 Show on beIN Sports leaving Manchester United FC for Olympique Lyonnais in January was "not very hard" and that he is not angry with former boss Jose Mourinho as he relaunches his career in France. He lost a good opportunity to go to a bigger club. "It's a pleasure to be in charge of a team and see them respond like that". "Today especially was a massive game for us to win, we've climbed the table, so again as long as we keep improving we can keep pushing on now".

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