Europa League: United have momentum after Chelsea shock

Published by on April 20, 2017

Jose Mourinho has made it abundantly clear that he’s focusing on the Europa League for the rest of the season.

Winning the competition is probably Manchester United’s best shot at making the Champions League, but they’ve put themselves right back in contention for the top four with victory over Chelsea on Sunday.

The Red Devils are well poised to progress to the semi-finals, though, having secured an away goal at Anderlecht.

United have plenty of options when it comes to goalscorers, even aside from the obvious choice of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Marcus Rashford has got his confidence back after scoring in back-to-back Premier League games, and the 19-year-old is at 7/2 to score first. After his exploits in the first leg, Henrikh Mkhitaryan is at 4/1, while Ibra is at 9/4.

United should win against the Belgian league leaders, but at this stage of the competition and with Mourinho’s side still bombarded with fixture overload, it might well not be easy for them.

We’re backing under 2.5 goals on the night, which has happened in seven of United’s 11 Europa League games so far this season.

If they can make it past Anderlecht, United will already be thinking about their opposition in the semi-finals and more than that, winning their second trophy of the season.