Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho takes Europa League swipe at Ajax

Paola Ditto
Mag 19, 2017

'These are examples of trying not to accumulate when people have to play because we do not have other players and I cannot put four or five kids all together in the fire.

He again fielded an under-strength XI in Wednesday's 0-0 draw at Southampton, omitting Marcus Rashford, Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba and David De Gea, as goalkeeper Sergio Romero's performance earned them a draw. A strong guy, strong mentality. He is learning how to live after his father passed away but he is strong and he knows he needs to play next Sunday because he doesn't play, train for a long time and he needs these minutes on the pitch.

United finish their league campaign against Palace at Old Trafford before facing Ajax in the Europa League final in Stockholm next Wednesday, a game they must win to qualify for next season's Champions League.

Jose Mourinho: "I will bring [Demetri] Mitchell, [Scott] McTominay who were on the bench, Axel Tuanzebe, Eric Bailly, [Matty] Willock will come too, Josh Harrop will come, Zachary [Dearnley] will come". "A problem for the weekend, but not the final".

Bosz added: "It's true both teams are big clubs in Europe with a big history and it is true they have more experience and more money". We have sent him for scans, he is feeling not bad, but let's wait.

He is finally in a position to begin his preparations for next season, when he hopes to avoid another battle against relegation, and discussing how much Sunday's game could affect that, he said: "The budget will get bigger if we can go up a couple of places".

With Mourinho determined to focus on the Ajax game, the United manager has made it clear he will hand senior debuts to a host of the club's youngsters alongside Pogba and Fosu-Mensah, who has recovered from a shoulder injury in time to play against Sam Allardyce's team.

"We trained with 24 players today, with no one injured so instead of looking at United, I look at my team". But as for lots of them together, I think no [they aren't ready].

"I think one [young player can play] in the middle of a good structure, a dynamic structure, an experienced structure, yes".

"Of course I spoke with Nicky and his opinion is important".

The manager said he did not know whether England striker Wayne Rooney would feature.

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