Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho takes Europa League swipe at Ajax

United will play their final game of the Premier League season at home to Crystal Palace on Sunday, taking on the Eredivisie side just three days later - much to the annoyance of Mourinho, who has lashed out at English football authorities for not helping his club.

'He knows that he needs to play on Sunday because he doesn't play or train for a long time and he needs these minutes on the pitch, so he plays against Palace. I don't lose time. As he has done recently, the Portuguese again plans to field a weakened XI, saying: "I hope you don't kill me when you see my team".

Speaking today, he noted that Angel Gomes, Kieran O'Hara and Timothy Fosu-Mensah would also play a part against Sam Allardyce's side alongside the previously mentioned group of youngsters.

James Rodriguez, Antoine Griezmann and Romelu Lukaku are rumoured to be transfer targets of the Red Devils but according to reports in England all of them could snub a move to the Old Trafford in case the Red Devils don't play in Champions League next season. Both teams have goals in them and it is more than likely that Palace will score and you would also expect United to score at home.

"I think the Europa League competition is for teams that go to the Europa League in the beginning, like us. We have a few on crutches but everybody goes". "A problem for the weekend, but not the final".

He said: "This season we are not close to winning the league".

Mourinho continued to rule Chris Smalling out of Sunday's game, but not the final, while Marouane Fellaini will undergo a late fitness test. His feelings are not bad but let's wait. "Tim Fosu-Mensah plays on Sunday and, if the reaction is good, and if he manages to play the game without problems, he's a new option for us for the final".

"Are they ready? All together, no".

Southampton missed a penalty as they held a makeshift Manchester United side to a 0-0 draw in a tepid Premier League clash on Wednesday.

"But I am sure whatever team Jose puts out will be a talented one". It will be a big occasion but I think the best for the young player is in the middle of an experienced structure, where he can be supported. I think they are paid not to lie they are paid to be honest and speak from their knowledge to the people that watch TV and read papers.

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