Jose Mourinho hopes to exploit Wayne Rooney’s unique experience vs. Anderlecht

Wayne Rooney is still capable of playing a part in Manchester United’s bid to conquer the Europa League. However, manager Jose Mourinho is assured that the England captain should prove he has finally coped with the small issues, which have dogged him the entire season.

Aged 31, Wayne Rooney, has been sidelined due to a double ankle injury since making a substitute appearance against West Brom, April 1. However, the forward hasn’t started a play for Manchester United since the 1-1 draw against Bournemouth, which occurred at the beginning of March.

With ascending uncertainty as for his future at the club, Wayne Rooney’s recent absences have lifted the prospect of Manchester United’s all-time record goal scorer not coming again to Mourinho’s team.

However, considering that on Thursday, Manchester United is expected to face off with Anderlecht in the Europa League quarterfinal second leg at Old Trafford, Rooney is believed to be capable of contributing notwithstanding his age, which prolonged the time, spent on the sidelines.