Rooney, De Gea return to United training

Kristopher Drake
April 13, 2017

Jose Mourinho has denied that Manchester United will prioritise the Europa League over the Premier League.

"I've got a massive smile on my face", Shaw said after just his second Premier League start in over five months. We always want to do more.

After finishing 3rd in their Champions League group, Rene Weiler's side knocked out Zenit and APOEL to reach the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

"All-in-all I feel really good, really fit and really confident".

Three times kings of Europe and Cup Winners' Cup winners in 1991, United are chasing a first Europa League title that would see them become only the fifth team - after Ajax, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Juventus - to win all three major UEFA trophies.

Spain No 1 De Gea, 26, travelled with the rest of the Red Devils squad to Brussels yesterday for tonight's Europa League quarter-final first leg but Sergio Romero will start in goal.

"But I just have to do my job: my job is to make the game".


"When I give some assists to people and we don't score it can happen, nobody talks about this - but it's fine because they want me to score goals because of the mountain of the transfer".

It has been in cup competitions both worldwide and domestic where United have shone this season, with their triumph in the EFL Cup and Community Shield and in Europe's secondary competition.

"In one week we play Tottenham, Southampton, Palace and then the Europa League final then every one needs to accept I'll focus on Europa League". In the Premier League we lose a match and the top four gets nearly impossible.

"Anderlecht will be tough, every team left in this stage of the competition will have quality".

"We have the chance, we have everything to do it; we have the manager, the staff, the players".

After taking his goal tally to 28 at the Stadium of Light, the 35-year-old compared himself to Benjamin Button, the fictional character who ages in reverse.

'We hope he can deliver again because it's the motivation of everyone in the club to go to the final. "The end of season is a time where players can be - can be - thinking about their future", Mourinho said.

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