Mourinho’s men have been handed a real boost (Picture: Getty)
Manchester United have been handed a huge boost in their pursuit of the Europa League title as Anderlecht boss Rene Weiler admitted he may be forced to play a weakened team for the tie at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils are locked at 1-1 with their Belgian opponents heading into the second leg after Anderlecht struck late to secure a draw at home.
But with his side firmly in contention to win the Belgian First Division and facing Club Brugge on Sunday, he has picked that out as a priority and admitted players will be rested against Jose Mourinho’s men.
Weiler said ahead of the quarter-final at Old Trafford: ‘It’s harder than usual to divide our attention between the next two matches,’ said Weiler.
Weiler is set to make changes (Picture: Getty)
‘Manchester United and Club Brugge are two teams who will both play a strong game against us.
‘I understand that you say that we should play our strongest team tomorrow. But I also have other things in my head.
‘It’s hard every three days to play with the same eleven. The players understand that the situation is difficult.
‘We can not use the same eleven every match. I am trying to balance between the European games and league games.
‘Fortunately, the atmosphere in the group good. The players are not causing a problem.’