dglobalnews.com Mourinho: Man United Don't Want To Play EPL Games
Published: Thu, May 18, 2017
Sports | By Jeannette Edwards

Mourinho: Man United Don't Want To Play EPL Games

Mourinho: Man United Don't Want To Play EPL Games

Schweinsteiger, 32, made just 18 Premier League appearances in total for United in his two-year spell, scoring once. There was nothing to regret, I am very happy with the performance of the players.

Speaking to manutd.com, Jose Mourinho announced his foresight regarding team selection for the game as he continues to rest players in their Premier League matches ahead of the final.

Defeat by Tottenham ended Mourinho's hopes of his team catching Manchester City for fourth, and qualification for the Champions League next season.

"So if we can win a third title, or as you like to say, a second title, if we can do that it would be magnificent".

The Portuguese said: "I am not upset [at finishing outside top four], because we had to make that decision".

"I have to build some teams with the minimum of conditions to fight for a result", Mourinho said in his pre-match press conference on Tuesday.

Mourinho has been so annoyed by United's fixture pile-up that he has threatened to field his under-23 side against Palace so he can rest key men for the final.

United don't have long to wait before returning to action with the Reds' next Premier League game on Wednesday night against Southampton at St. Mary's.

Jose Mourinho
GETTYJose Mourinho's Manchester United take on Ajax in the Europa League final this month

"Because if I have Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Ibrahimovic, Tim Fosu-Mensah, if I had these guys I can rotate, I can go for every match".

'You can't play two big competitions with 15 players.

The Europa League final against Ajax will then be played on the following Wednesday.

Players were in different positions, there was no concentration and no focus.

The defeat against Tottenham means United are now likely to finish sixth. Winning that competition carries entry into the Champions League group stages.

"The last month or so we have been disappointed and we are hurting from that", said Evans. "I wish them all the best", Bastian Schweinsteiger said as he was surrounded by local, national and global media.

Spurs ensured second spot with the win, thanks to goals from Wanyama and Kane, while Rooney scored for United.

"A final is a final and we have to go to the final with everything like Ajax does because they have finished the season and they do not have any more football to play until the final".

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