Sam Allardyce eyeing prize-money boost for Crystal Palace

Jose Mourinho slams Premier League for failing to bring forward Manchester United vs Crystal Palace ahead of Europa League Final

EPL schedule harming Europa League chances: Mourinho

"The next match Joel (Pereira, United's 20-year-old third-choice goalkeeper) is playing his first match in the Premier League".

"I think they really need my support, Nicky Butt's and supporters to understand hard job they have".

"As Graeme Souness said, they had their pants taken down in the [Paul] Pogba deal".

But they have struggled in the Premier League and will finish sixth regardless of their result in Sunday's home match against Crystal Palace - meaning the Europa League represents their last chance to reach next season's Champions League.

"If Yohan is not 100 per cent I won't play him".

But Mourinho says the midfielder is available for selection again, especially with their Europa League final against Ajax coming up next Wednesday.

That could be under threat here with Jose stating that he's going to play more youngsters for this fixture with their Europa League final with Ajax only three days after.

Jose Mourinho is "handing an excuse" to his Manchester United players "to not play well" by continually claiming they are exhausted, says Graeme Souness.

Angel Gomes, 16, and Tim Fosu-Mensah are also set to play and Pogba could well captain the side.

"The budget will get bigger if we can go up a couple of places", Allardyce said.

"But I think the best debut for a young player is in the middle of an experienced structure, where he can be supported".

"And we had four big injuries with surgeries that reduced immediately the number of players".

Allardyce will be without Andros Townsend at Old Trafford owing to an Achilles injury, and a knock means Yohan Cabaye may also be ruled out, but the manager will resist the temptation to also rest his players.

"Smalling has a problem, a small problem that I think it is no problem for next week, but is a problem for the weekend".

"I will bring in (Demitri) Mitchell, (Scott) McTominay, of course Axel (Tuanzebe), of course Eric Bailly, (Matty) Willock will come too, Josh Harrop will come, Zachary (Dearnley) will come", the 54-year-old said.

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