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Don't kill me for playing kids: Jose Mourinho

21 Mai 2017

Therefore, the Gunners must always bring out their best players for each match (even if that results into a 5-1 loss).

"You think you know the players, but you don't".

That was until the Bosman Ruling came into effect in 1995.

"What United are going to do, what they are going to say or things that are mentioned in the press, we focus on ourselves". It was a nightmare scenario for Ajax as their edge over the others was youth development, utilisation and eventual sale. Ajax's 18-year-old winger Justin Kluivert was not born until 1999 but the winning goal against AC Milan that night was scored by his father, Patrick, then just 18 and soon to emerge as one of the finest strikers in Europe.

Crystal Palace are without Andros Townsend for Sunday's trip after the midfielder was ruled out with an Achilles injury.

The coach said that the match against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford should be played on Saturday, instead of Sunday because it will hardly make any difference.

The Netherlands worldwide is no longer an undisputed starter under Jose Mourinho and recent reports suggest United are ready to cash in on Blind during the close-season, with his contract due to expire in 2018.

Ever since Sir Alex Fergusson retired as coach in 2013, Man United have struggled and looked at times quite ordinary. For the players as well because they've got good bonuses for the position they finish in the league so they are well aware of what it means. He is as excited as everyone else at Old Trafford at reaching a major European final but the Dutchman could be forgiven for wishing he could play someone different.

"The only positive is to save my players to give them better conditions for Wednesday", Mourinho said.

Past year he became chief executive at the club he helped to Champions League glory in 1995 and is now in the midst of frantic preparations for their latest shot at European glory.

"I will be picking a team that I think will perform well". This guarantees over 23 million euros to the victor. His performance at the Emirates Stadium- where he contained Alexis Sanchez for 90 minutes - not only showed that he deserved to keep his place during the final domestic fixtures, but is now surely owed a place in the Europa League final squad whether that be on the bench or starting alongside Daley Blind.

Ajax Amsterdam finished second in the Netherlands' Eredivisie league behind winners Feyenoord. Ibrahimovic ruptured ligament in his knee after landing awkwardly in the Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht.

"I try to analyse the realities before I arrived in the club".

Will United lift their third piece of silverware having already bagged the Community Shield and League Cup?

Has operated mainly in midfield for United reserves this season, but can do a job up front too at 6ft 4in.

Mourinho confirmed 19-year-old defenders Tim Fosu-Mensah and Axel Tuanzebe will also play against Palace as a number of star players are reduced to watching briefs ahead of the Ajax match.

Don't kill me for playing kids: Jose Mourinho