Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Mourinho wants strong Manchester United finish to secure second place

Mourinho wants strong Manchester United finish to secure second place

The Belgian forward has started 31 of United's 32 Premier League games this season, scoring 15 times and adding seven assists, missing only the trip to his former club Everton.

Both Rashford and Martial will hope to start for Mourinho in the match.

Mourinho also dismissed the idea that he will sign another striker this summer as competition for Romelu Lukaku. A lot of people have that dream, so you're not only doing it for you; you're doing it for a lot of people that you might not even know, but there are a lot of people who had the dream of playing for their local team when they were young. I probably have to reduce and have a squad of 12 or 13 players.

"If I was you, I would go in another direction".

Mourinho had been similarly dismissive when asked about Rashford, countering a statistic about the latter's lack of starts by saying he has more appearances than anyone since his Old Trafford appointment.

Manchester United can not step off the gas following last weekend's derby win over Premier League leaders Manchester City and must ensure they get the points required to secure second place, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday.

"If you want dry answers, I have dry answers".

"We can not have 11 players, it would be unbelievable also economically for the football clubs to have only 11 players and to play always with the same 11, no injuries, no suspension, no fatigue and nothing, it would be better for everyone to have only 11 players but is not possible".

"That is just football". Football can not be whittled down to catchy headlines; sacrificing genuine insight in favour of shock value deprives us of being able to have a meaningful connection with the sport online. At every club and every level, from the top of the world to the amateur football clubs, you need more than 11 players and only 11 can start. It would be better for everyone to have only 11 but is impossible.

So after they received right here once more from two aims all the way in which all the way down to win 3-2 last weekend, denying Metropolis the prospect to seal the Premier League title, they put a model new slant on the time interval "noisy neighbours".

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