Mourinho eyeing 'beautiful' final in Sweden for Zlatan
But as is known in home games and the walls help, and therefore draw 1-1, only increases the intrigue before the return fight.
Mkhitaryan played no part on Sunday and is also expected to return.
"We have belief in ourselves". The same way I know the players much better now, the players should also know me much better.
Mourinho also revealed that he will stick with Argentine global goalkeeper Sergio Romero for Thursday's match, as he has done regularly in the Europa League this season, but he said that it wasn't simply a case of Romero for Europe and Spanish number one David De Gea as his main man on the domestic front.
Captain and midfield maestro, Youri Tielemans has been touted as a future superstar and will be a key player should the Belgians progress to the semi-finals.
But the injuries to Ibrahimovic and Rojo could prove costly, particularly with United having re-energised their push for a top-four finish in the Premier League by brilliantly beating Chelsea.
United are bidding to become only the fifth club - after Juventus, Ajax, Bayern Munich and Chelsea - to have won all three of Europe's major cup competitions.
However, in his pre-match Press conference yesterday, Mourinho told reporters that Rooney had a chance of making the substitutes' bench for the second-leg of their Europa League tie.
United's desperation to avoid an embarrassing exit was matched by the visitors' desire to win on English soil for the first time, leading to a thrilling second half that came to an excruciating end for Ibrahimovic.
While Anderlecht's Swiss coach Rene Weiler acknowledged United's general superiority, he said Dendoncker's goal would give them belief for the trip to Old Trafford. The result in the first leg was not phenomenal but it was positive - we are in a positive situation. Sergio is very experienced and playing very well. He claimed Martial was struggling with adapting to the more intense style of his play compared to Mourinho's predecessor Louis van Gaal. We kept pushing because we knew we could equalise.
After that, Shaw made just one start in the Premier League over the next six months.
"We are together for nearly 10 months".
"We saw in the first leg what they can do and we know it is going to be very hard, and we know that pretty much everyone in our team is going to have to put in a ideal performance".
Lyon's players will need to find some away form.
It cast a shadow over United's evening, but Rashford's superb 107th-minute strike ensured they took up a place in the last four.
Celta Vigo reached a European semi-final for the first time after a 1-1 draw at Genk gave them a 4-3 aggregate win over the Belgians.