Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford admits that Jose Mourinho has made it clear that he wants his side to win the Europa League this season.

The Manchester United manager conceded earlier this week that the Red Devils would have preferred not to be in the competition, but admits since they are in it, they might as well try to win the Europa League.

And it seems the Portuguese’s squad are also reading from the same hymn sheet as their manager as Rashford admits that it would be a great to be part of the first Manchester United team to win the competition.

He explained Mourinho has asked his players to treat the Europa League with utmost respect, and they are looking forward to their first game in Rotterdam later this evening.

The young striker is not expecting an easy night out in the Netherlands and feels Feyenoord will provide a stiff test for Manchester United at De Kuip.


Rashford told MUTV: "We're in the competition again and we want to win it.

“It's a competition the club have never won and we'd be very happy if we can be the first United team to do that.

"The manager has made it clear to us he wants to win everything and we're the same.

"He's brought a strong squad and we're looking forward to the game.

"They have been playing well and scoring goals and their fans will try to make it tough, but if we work hard I'm sure we can do well."

Rashford made his senior Manchester United debut in the competition last season against FC Midtjylland and scored a brace to make an instant impact.