Paul Merson states his prediction for Southampton v Man United

Beth Cruz
May 17, 2017

United are winless in their last four Premier League games, a run that has left them sixth in the table and Smalling said that the side's position called for improvement next season.

Manchester United stand to lose around £50 million in revenues if they fail to beat Ajax in the Europa League final next Wednesday.

In a dig aimed at Liverpool and Manchester City, who are favoured to finish in the top four, he said that lifting silverware was paramount for big clubs.

"I don't want to think about it in this moment".

Balancing the desire to win with resting players has been hard and Mourinho joked it would have been worse was it not for Ander Herrera's sending off in the FA Cup quarter-final defeat at Chelsea.

"Guys that played 90 minutes I can not give a day off if I want them to play versus Southampton, they need two recovering days". Because if I have Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Tim Fosu-Mensah, I can rotate, I can go for every match. I never understood if it is a draw or if they put the data in the computer, but to finish the season with four matches away from home - Arsenal, Tottenham, Man City - if we were fighting for the title, what a way to fight for the title. "I can not do that to the kids".

Mourinho told Sky Sports: "When people say that we gamble by going for the Europa League, well we didn't gamble".

"If we win the trophy, David wins the trophy because he played three matches against Feyenoord and against Fenerbahce".

"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.

"These are examples of trying not to accumulate but people have to play, we don't have other players".

"We wanted to win the game, we went out and tried to win the game".

Harry Kane scores Tottenham's second goal during Sunday's 2-1 victory at White Hart Lane.

Walker is the likeliest to leave, as rumours abound of a fallout with manager Mauricio Pochettino, but he won't come cheap.

White Hart Lane has also had happy memories over the years for Rooney, with the club's all-time top scorer managing seven goals in his last ten matches at the ground and stated his hopes that the new ground will be something for Spurs fans to look forward to.

Other reports by Ligue1talk

Discuss This Article