Manchester United midfielder, Henrikh Mkhitaryan has expressed his desire for Europa League Success as they face Belgian league leaders Anderlecht in a Quarter final showdown.
The red Devils will face Anderlecht on Thursday for the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final tie, which seems to be the only chance for Mourinho’s to play Champions League competition next season.
Three times kings of Europe and Cup Winners’ Cup winners in 1991, United are chasing a first Europa League title that would see them become only the fifth team — after Ajax, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Juventus — to win all three major UEFA trophies.
“It is one of my goals for this season –- to win the Europa League,” said Mkhitaryan, who reached the same stage of the tournament with Borussia Dortmund a year ago.
“I know it is not going to be easy, particularly at this stage of the competition as there are no easy opponents.”
The Armenian international was on the score sheet, in Sunday’s 3-0 win over Sunderland in the Premier League, but United face almost an impossible task to catch up with Manchester City or Liverpool in the top-four race.
“Obviously we understand the importance of the tie with Anderlecht in the quarter-finals,” Mkhitaryan told United’s website.
“We know that we are going to have two very tough games and, of course, Anderlecht are not easy opponents. I know this because I have watched some of their games in Europe; they are playing very well and have very good players of high quality.”