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‘Advantage Manchester United’ – Fans react to Mourinho’s big UEL call

Once upon a time Manchester United not rushing Wayne Rooney back from injury for a European quarter-final would have been news that shocked and appalled fans, but nowadays it draws little more than a shoulder shrug.

The 31-year-old Red Devils skipper has been battling fitness issues of late and Jose Mourinho has elected not to include him in his squad for Thursday’s Europa League last eight first-leg clash with Anderlecht in Belgium.

The Manchester giants may view the competition as their best chance of booking a spot in 2017/18’s Champions League given that they trail Manchester City and Liverpool in the race for a top four berth in league action, so beating the Jupiler League outfit is sure to be a priority for ‘The Special One’.

And a lot of Man United fans are happy that their side will be going toe-to-toe with Anderlecht without Rooney, describing him as past it and not good enough.

How times have changed…

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