Juan Mata

Mourinho: Ibrahimovic will be ready to face Liverpool

Ibrahimovic sat out Tuesday's first leg of the EFL Cup semi-final against Hull City at Old Trafford, where second-half goals from Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini secured a 2-0 win for United.

Veteran striker Ibrahimovic, who has 18 goals in 28 games across all competitions this season, was laid low through illness, although Mourinho does not foresee this being an issue when he attempts to take a chunk out of the five-point gap between Jurgen Klopp's second-place side and his own men in sixth on Sunday.

Mata, Fellaini put Man United on course for League Cup final

Mata put United on course for a ninth straight win in all competitions by tapping home from close range in the 56th minute, before substitute Fellaini headed in a second in the 87th.

The second leg is on Jan. 26. Liverpool plays Southampton in the other semifinal, with the first leg on Wednesday.

Mourinho: We're champs of bad calls

United won 2-0 at London Stadium through goals from Juan Mata and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to extend their run to six Premier League victories in a row and close to within a point of the top four.

The game turned on referee Mike Dean's decision to send off Sofiane Feghouli after only 15 minutes, with the Algeria winger earning a straight red card after he arrived later than Phil Jones in a bruising 50-50 challenge.

Giroud snatches point for Arsenal in 1-1 draw at Man United

In a rare attack by the visitors, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain reached the byline and crossed for his fellow substitute to head home at the far post with Arsenal's first effort on target all match.

Juan Mata's 68th-minute goal put United ahead, the Spain playmaker meeting a right-wing cut-back by Ander Herrera with a low, first-time shot into the corner.

Manchester United 0 Burnley 0: Heroic Heaton denies Mourinho's 10 men

United, who also had manager Jose Mourinho sent to the stands at half-time, controlled the play and carved out a host of chances, but were unable to get past the sublime Heaton.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Juan Mata in particular will wonder how they failed to find the back of the net, as the visitors weathered the storm to take a valuable point.

Their cause was helped by the careless dismissal of Herrera, who was booked for late tackles on Dean Marney in each half to receive his marching orders with 22 minutes to go.

After dropping Rooney, United beat Leicester 4-1 in EPL

With its out-of-form captain on the bench, United scored four goals in a sparkling first-half display and overwhelmed champion Leicester 4-1 in the English Premier League on Saturday.

Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba scored in a rampant five-minute spell just before halftime afterUnited had taken the lead through Chris Smalling, the team's captain in place of the demoted Rooney.

Man United captain Rooney dropped by Mourinho

Rooney was demoted to the bench by United manager Jose Mourinho, who said Friday that the striker had not been the same player since he was criticized for his display for England against Slovakia in early September.

Aside from being occasionally rested, Rooney has not been dropped by United since he was left out by Louis van Gaal against Stoke midway through last season. Before that, he was also dropped for the last three games of Alex Ferguson's long reign in the 2012-13 season after falling out with the United manager.

Feyenoord down Man United 1-0 as Europa League kicks off

For Feyenoord, it was just more of the same - Giovanni van Bronckhorst's team has won all five of its Dutch league matches.

Midfielder Tonny Trindade de Vilhena broke the deadlock in a tight Group A match when he side-footed the ball just inside David de Gea's right-hand post in the 79th minute, after running onto a cutback from the right by Nicolai Jorgenson.

Ibrahimovic nets debut goal as United put five past Galatasaray

It took less than four minutes for the Swedish striker, playing on familiar territory at Gothenburg's Ullevi Stadium, to open his account, acrobatically despatching an Antonio Valencia cross from the right.

Wayne Rooney (two), Marouane Fellaini and Juan Mata also found the net for United, but new boss Jose Mourinho will be disappointed with the defending for the goals from Sinan Gumus and Bruma that left his side trailing 2-1 at the break.

Norwich City 0 Manchester United 1: Mata keeps Champions League push intact

United started Saturday four points adrift of rivals Manchester City in the race for the top four and - with Louis van Gaal having decided to leave out forward Marcus Rashford and defender Daley Blind - were dealt a blow in the warm-up.

Anthony Martial, the hero of United's FA Cup semi-final win over Everton, suffered an injury in the warm-up and was replaced by Ander Herrera.

Matteo Darmian was also forced to make way due to injury in the opening stages and United's lack of quality in the final third was evident throughout much of an uninspiring contest.