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What is Jose Mourinho's lucky charm? Manchester United boss spotted kissing item moments before winning goal

Mirror logo Mirror 6 days ago Aaron Flanagan

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Jose Mourinho kissed a lucky charm just minutes before Manchester United scored their winner against Anderlecht.

As the second half of extra-time was set to begin, the TV cameras panned to Mourinho who had appeared to pull a small item out of his pocket.

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He proceeded to look at it for a moment before bringing it up to his face, where he kissed it and returned it to his pocket.

Moments later, Marcus Rashford popped up with the goal that took United into the final four of the Europa League.

The 19-year-old slotted home from close range, much to the relief of the 70,000-plus crowd at Old Trafford on Thursday night.

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The charm appeared to be a small book, that looked to have writing on the left-hand side, which he took a short look at.

And it proved to do the trick.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan had opened the scoring for United in just the 10th minute, but Sofiane Hanni ensured that the game was going to extra-time.

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United had countless opportunities but were forced to wait until the closing stages before they secured their place in Friday's draw.

There were some negatives for Mourinho, however. He lost both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo to serious looking injuries throughout the course of the night.

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