Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes advancing to the Europa League final would be the ideal conclusion to the club's hard season.
More importantly his all-round display on Sunday would also place more emphasis on the changing times in the Premier League and football in general and the oft-criticized Jose Mourinho adapting to it at his new club without renouncing his old ways.
"That's why Marcus Rashford, even without scoring goals, even without being since September scoring a goal in the Premier League, even without that he was always a player that I trust".
Rashford went on to score eight goals in all competitions under Louis van Gaal last season, however, the 19-year-old has struggled to establish himself as a regular starter since Jose Mourinho's appointment as manager in the summer.
United first went ahead in the 10th minute after a finely measured pass from Paul Pogba found Rashford wide on the left.
"I don't think about whether it would be a flawless ending for him, I just think about Manchester United", said Mourinho. Asked what he made of Mkhitaryan's first season, Mourinho was not entirely effusive. Yes, I think. Do I think he can play successfully for me?
The Belgian squad were spotted having a kick about just hours before heading to Old Trafford for the second leg of their Europa League quarter final.
Rooney trained on Wednesday and Mourinho said the England forward would be named as a substitute if he came through the session "positively". We played amazingly well, it was a great result and a good feeling for everyone, but now we play a crucial match.
Despite United's 100% record at home in the competition, and the fact that they have conceded just one Europa League goal at Old Trafford this season, approaching this match for anything but a comfortable win would be unthinkable.
Despite dominating last week's first leg against Anderlecht, United returned from Brussels with a 1-1 draw, but Young says they have no doubt about their ability to finish the job. Yes, but he needs to give me things that I like. "In the Europa League". Sergio is very experienced and playing very well.
Mourinho's side are now fifth in the Premier League on 60 points, four behind Manchester City but with a game in hand. "We don't have many players".