Tuesday, 19 February, 2019

Mourinho wants strong Manchester United finish to secure second place

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Cary Erickson | 15 April, 2018, 01:06

Manchester United's two of the most exciting young talents - Rashford and Martial have been linked with a move away from The Old Trafford in the past few weeks. With the game coming less than 24 hours before the first team play Spurs, London may be too soon. And Mourinho's latest comments have raised the questions marks on their future.

"It would be incredible economically for the football clubs to have only 11 players and play with the same 11 - no injuries, suspension, fatigue", Mourinho said. "It would be awesome economically for the football clubs to have only 11 and play with the same 11, no injuries, no suspension, no fatigue". As I followed their glorious cup run, they were, it seemed, plucky underdogs, and when I started to read into their history, I couldn't help but be swept up by the romance of the club: the Busby Babes; Charlton, Best and Law; the tragedy of the Munich Air Disaster and the genius of Duncan Edwards.

Rashford has started just 30 of the 70 Premier League games under Mourinho, while Martial appears to have dropped down the pecking order since the arrival of Alex Sanchez in the January transfer window.

Midfield: Paul Pogba inspired United's stunning comeback against City last week and the French worldwide is expected to keep his place in midfield following his two-goal display.

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Perhaps it was a effect of not actually being from the city (just a few miles away from being a textbook "Surrey Red"), but I'd never taken up the traditional hatred of City. He has failed to complete a full 90 minutes in the Premier League since mid-February.

Manchester United will look to tighten their grip on second place when they welcome West Bromwich Albion to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

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