United of course face Ajax in the Europa League final - in a huge game that will define their season. It's frustrating for me.
Asked if he had submitted a request for the game to be moved, Mourinho replied: "I don't lose time". "I don't want to field a team where people think we aren't fighting for the result - we are fighting for the result". I never saw. So I think it's just a lost battle. "We have to accept the way it is".
United fell to a 2-1 defeat at Tottenham on Sunday in a result that made qualifying for the next edition of the Champions League via their league position impossible.
Mourinho said: "I think the problem is the tag, the price tag on his back".
Manolo Gabbiadini also saw his fifth minute penalty saved by the former Sampdoria man and Mourinho will likely be undecided who to play in goal in the Europa League final in Stockholm, with David de Gea dropped for the south coast clash. "They showed me they want to be an option for the final". He tells (Wilfried) Zaha to go slow, he leaves (Christian) Benteke at home. "I hope next season some club beats the record with another player and then the pressure goes somewhere else". Pogba returns following the death of his father Fassou Antoine, who passed away following a long illness last Friday.
Marouane Fellaini came off rubbing the back of his right thigh against Southampton, but Mourinho said the Belgian midfielder was confident he had not torn his hamstring.
"It is important to keep the good focus about the pitch and we have the possibility to finish (eighth in) the table".
Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger plans to review manager Claude Puel's future at the season's end, and after his team failed to score for the fourth home game in succession, sections of their supporters booed them off.
"The big thing is to motivate yourself to do it now, because the relief at having got safe, and all the pressure they have been under, this sort of come down because of that pressure, we've got to make sure we build them up in the next couple of days and try and remind them (of its importance) for themselves".