Redknapp on Man Utd manager Mourinho: His reputation rests on Europa final
20 May 2017, 01:57 | Pamela Mathis
Asked if he had submitted a request for the game to be moved, Mourinho replied: "I don't lose time". I enjoy the second because in the second I know I'm not making mistakes. I never saw that with Chelsea, with United, with Man City past year.
For United, this was simply the latest box to be ticked in an extended warm-up to the match on which their next 12 months now hinges, and while that may reasonably be considered a joyless way to treat the latter stages of a Premier League campaign, there will be no apologies from manager Jose Mourinho if his strategy pays off. However, even if United have one eye on the final in Stockholm in a week's time, is a half-hearted effort - the second in the space of a few days after the Tottenham defeat - good enough for a club of United's stature, regardless of how little there was to play for on the south coast?
The United manager has confirmed Sergio Romero will start the Europa League final and the Argentina goalkeeper seized a chance to shine at Southampton, plunging to his right to save a sixth-minute penalty from Manolo Gabbiadini. I never saw. So I think it's just a lost battle.
The Argentina worldwide, deputising for the rested David de Gea, also produced a string of saves early in the second half at St Mary's to keep Claude Puel's Southampton at bay.
"When you look at the United team and Jose says he is struggling for players, that team cost about £260m, I would want a lot more". I hope Big Sam shows he's a good friend and tells Zaha to go slow, leaves Benteke at home.
The result means United can finish no higher than sixth with one game remaining and must rely on winning the Europa League final against Ajax to seecure a Champions League berth.
Mourinho said the likes of Demetri Mitchell, Scott McTominay, Axel Tuanzebe, Matthew Willock, Josh Harrop and Zachary Dearnley would join Eric Bailly and Paul Pogba in the matchday squad.
The Saints stayed eighth, which is the highest position they can hope to achieve ahead of Sunday's final game at home to Stoke City. "It's important to focus on our last game". We finished fifth (in last season's Premier League), we went to the Europa League.
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