Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hitman

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hitman

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JOSE Mourinho turned on United's forwards after they gifted Anderlecht a draw in their Europa League quarter-final first leg and accused them of not taking the game seriously.

Jesse Lingard hit the post and Paul Pogba finished tamely either side of Henrikh Mkhitaryan's opener before Leander Dendoncker levelled in the 86th minute.

Marcus Rashford was arguably United's outstanding performer and claimed an indirect assist for Mkhitaryan's goal but Mourinho criticised his and three teammates' lack of ruthlessness.

When asked what he made of Rashford's performance, Mourinho told BT Sport: "The same as the others. Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Anthony Martial. I think they were very similar."

Not killing the game off, not finishing the tie? "Exactly. We have to kill matches, we have chances, we have control, we don't score goals, you risk," Mourinho told BT Sport. …

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