THE Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, claims his side “stand on the brink of greatness” after they moved one step closer to completing the Europa League/EFL Cup double, by beating Anderlecht in extra time.
Now just 3 games away from the historic double, Mourinho says victory in Stockholm would be “the greatest achievement in the history of Man United”, far surpassing that of 1999 or 2008.
“It would be the an amazing moment for this club, the best. Many teams have won the treble, but who has ever won the Europa League and EFL Cup in the same season? No one, yet,” Jose said, as he embraced an emotional Sir Alex Ferguson at the final whistle.
Having seen off heavyweights like FC Rostov and Zorya to reach the semifinals, Paul Pogba declared “nights like tonight” are why he made the world record move from Champions League semi-finalists Juventus.
“It’s a dream come true” a breathless Paul Pogba told ESPN in the aftermath of United’s win over the Belgian giants. “It’s why I back here. Juve could never give me this. They almost never qualified for the Europa League and they’ve never even made it past the EFL third-round once.”
“At the start of the season I never thought this would be possible. Beating Anderlecht in extra time in the Europa League quarter final? It’s what we all dreamed about as kids,” 5-time Premier League winner Michael Carrick added.