Ajax will feel "no pressure" in their Europa League final against Manchester United, says Peter Bosz, who has also dismissed Jose Mourinho's concerns over scheduling before the Stockholm clash. While the Old Trafford club are guaranteed to finish sixth regardless of the result, Sam Allardyce's team are assured of survival after thrashing Hull City last weekend.
"You have to accept the way it is and I hope the fans at Old Trafford on Sunday, they support the team, they forgive some naivety, they forgive some lack of confidence".
"At the end of the day, Manchester United should still, with respect, beat Ajax on Thursday [sic] whether they are playing Crystal Palace on Sunday or not".
"I do not know how the players will react on Wednesday".
He said: 'In any country in the world, the match would be Saturday.
"It's frustrating for me".
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"I hope he tells Wilfried Zaha to go slow and leaves Christian Benteke at home".
'That would happen overseas.
He even asked pal Sam Allardyce to help him out in their match on Sunday, by "going soft on us". 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".
After his side played a tiresome goalless draw on Wednesday night against Southampton, Mourinho also asked the coach of Crystal Palace Sam Allardyce to go easy in the match. "We really want to", Mourinho said.
And whether Jose plays a weakened side or not, it will always be a hard task because even if they are younger players at Manchester United, they are definitely very talented.
Of the players mentioned by Mourinho, only Bailly, who is suspended for next Wednesday's final, has made more than four starts for United's first team this season. "The players are looking forward with no pressure on them to go perform on one of the biggest stages in football".