Henrikh Mkhitaryan missed the League Cup final because of injury but believes that makes him all the more motivated to help Manchester United reach the Europa League final so that he can be a part of the success.

I missed the EFL Cup final but the most important thing is the fact that the team won it. For me, it’s the team success in the first place, more than any individual one, so I will be happy if I can get to another final this year. You don’t ever know what will happen tomorrow but we will keep our heads clear, try to think positively and get the best for us.

It is one of my goals for this season – to win the Europa League. Of course, I know it is not going to be easy, particularly at this stage of the competition as there are no easy opponents. Obviously, we understand the importance of the tie with Anderlecht in the quarter-finals.

We know that we are going to have two very tough games and, of course, Anderlecht are not easy opponents. I realise some people think: ‘Ah, we’ve got Anderlecht, so it is going to be easy to beat them’ but it is not like that. I know this because I have watched some of their games during their participation in Europe and I can say they are playing very well and they have very good with players of high quality.