Sergio Romero saves penalty as Manchester United hold Southampton in lifeless draw


Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is hopeful that the club will retain goalkeeper David De Gea, who he rates as "the top in the world".

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has blasted the English FA for not rescheduling their last day fixture against Crystal Palace ahead of Europa League final clash. Champions League and two trophies.

"After the moment Palace beat Hull and Hull were relegated and Swansea are safe, the match should have been moved", he added.

"If they win then it's been a great season, but if they don't it's a major disappointment, especially with the money they spent in the summer".

Mourinho said that he had to give the 29-year-old playing time to prepare him for the remaining two games as Fellaini missed United's last three league games after picking up a red card in the Manchester derby in April. "And I hope you don't kill me when you see my team". That would happen overseas.

"Because there is nothing on our fixture it is easy to change it".

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The manager has made little secret of the fact his priority has always been next Wednesday's fixture, which after the EFL Cup could secure their second major trophy of the season and qualification for next season's Champions League.

Allardyce, asked if he too would field a weakened team were he in Mourinho's position, replied: "No doubt about that". The XI that play at Stockholm would probably not feature at all in this last game.

- Southampton had six shots on target - only Tottenham (7 on Sunday) have had more in a match against United this season in all competitions.

The Portuguese tactician has been quick to remind the media of his team's lack of rest throughout this campaign, but Bosz believes his players have had it equally hard.

"I hope to play Sergio in the final and hopefully we don't have problems with the keepers". They don't want me to leave them out.

The same report suggests that United's players will be given the chance to familiarise themselves with the ground on Tuesday, but all preparations will be done behind closed doors. Everyone in football dreams of these big games so for me there is no pressure just a big opportunity.