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Jose Mourinho already has Europa League final squad in mind

Man Utd to face Ajax in Europa League final Jose Mourinho: Sergio Romero will start Europa League final – AU
Montrelle Montesinos | 19 May, 2017, 23:02

The Red Devils got by Celta Vigo in the semifinals on Thursday, drawing 1-1 and advancing 2-1 on aggregate, and are through to Stockholm for the Europa League final, where they will play Ajax.

"I think Mourinho has to play the team that will play in the Europa League final".

However, when Mourinho was asked what Manchester United needed next season to mount a challenge for the Premier League title, he refused to answer and walked out of the interview.

The "Special One" has played Sergio Romero in nearly all their Europa League games this season and the Argentine has been selected by Jose Mourinho to man the post in the finals.

Mourinho has indicated he knows the players he will rest in the remaining league games to keep them fresh for the showdown with Ajax.

United will round off their league season with an away game against Southampton on Wednesday before a final game at home against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

"What I want from the players is a good attitude, positive attitude, positive approach, team spirit, an understanding that some guys have to sacrifice themselves for the sake of others", he said.

Tottenham's valediction for its old ground rarely looked like being spoiled Sunday, after Victor Wanyama headed the Premier League runner-up into a sixth-minute lead.

United put in an underwhelming performance at White Hart Lane, but Mourinho was nonetheless pleased with what he saw. "There were no injuries and it's one less match to play because at this moment the Premier League matches for us are matches we don't want to play".

"The accumulation of the games, I never had that", said Mourinho.

"Even if it was unfair I don't think Uefa rules will allow any chance of an appeal", said Mourinho of Bailly's suspension.

United are now sixth in the league table on 65 points, seven points adrift of fourth-placed team Manchester City.

Mourinho insisted he thought the performance of individuals was "fine", but was not impressed with defending for both Spurs goals. But one day off you are right, sometimes you need a day off and they don't know what a day off is.