Sergio Romero saves penalty as Man United draw at Southampton

Posted May 19, 2017

"David is top of the world and obviously we want to keep the top in the world". "I don't think they will be in position to play the game".

"I understand that from the press' point of view and your perspective that [the Europa League final] is the big headline", Mourinho said to Sky Sports after Wednesday's 0-0 Premier League draw at Southampton.

Having played several other fringe players against Southampton, Mourinho said the understudies had given him food for thought as he considers his team for the final.

The Spain worldwide, who is reportedly Madrid's priority transfer target ahead of the upcoming window, did not travel with United's squad for the goalless draw with Southampton on Wednesday night.

Despite the setbacks, Mourinho's side can qualify for the Champions League for next season if they can defeat Ajax in the Europa League final on May 24. "I know the battle is lost". Next Wednesday will be our 19th European game this season.

Mourinho's side can no longer finish in the Premier League top four, while Palace have avoided relegation and the United boss believes their fixture should be brought forward.

"I don't go with "if he leaves" as I hope he doesn't leave".

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.

"I did a lot of training [with him], maybe I have a decision in my head when he takes the ball and I say he's shooting to the right for sure and I go there".

"It's a shame I think because in the first half we had good play without quality or intensity and the second half it was better with possibilities and opportunities".

Jordan told talkSPORT: "I don't really understand Mourinho's temperament these days". It's important to focus on our last game. With the Ajax game in mind, Mourinho said he had a "little bad feeling" about the injury.

They were also expected to progress to the knockout stages of the Europa League, but, despite an historic victory against Inter Milan at St Mary's last November, they finished behind Sparta Prague and Hapoel Be'er Sheva in their group.