Sidelined Manchester United star Ibrahimovic still making a splash
- Author: Regina Holmes Jun 02, 2017,
Jun 02, 2017, 2:10
Ahead of Wednesday's make-or-break Europa League final against Ajax, the United boss rested numerous key players and handed four young prospects their full debut in the Premier League finale against Palace.
The Old Trafford outfit failed to make it to the top 4 of the Premier League this season and will, therefore, have to win the Europa League to book their ticket to next season's Champions League.
All eyes will be on Stockholm on Wednesday night as the Red Devils prepare to do battle with Ajax for a place in next season's Champions League.
Last year, United had six pre-season friendlies including the Community Shield against Leicester City, but as we saw during his time at Chelsea, Mourinho puts a huge emphasis on the quantity of games that his players play in pre-season. As Mr. Jose said, the bet is made in favor of LE, and in the championship "we do not want to play".
"In terms of motivation we are even", said the Portuguese, who led Porto to glory in the UEFA Cup - as the Europa League was formerly known - in 2003.
"Don't we deserve respect for that?" "People say the game has changed, but has it changed that much?" United finished with a 16-year-old on the field after Angel Gomes was introduced for his senior bow with two minutes of normal time remaining.
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It also urges a "just settlement" of the Palestinian refugee problem. It will take time but I have no doubt that they will fail.
Pereira played nine games on loan at Belenenses in Portugal during the first half of the season before returning to United so Sam Johnstone could move on loan to Aston Villa.
The Eagles have never won at Old Trafford in the Premier League and despite the team sheets, might not find it so easy. And I know he's a Manchester United fan, so I tell him the same as I tell everyone: "I will not stop here".
"But I think the best debut for a young player is in the middle of an experienced structure, where he can be supported".
Pogba's 44 minute rampage through the heart of Palace's midfield reminded me of a quality to his game that few, if any, have pointed out this season.
It appeared there might be some tension between Mourinho and Jones when the manager last month publicly urged the player to "be brave" and take a risk in terms of his recovery and making himself available for selection. I think for the kids it will be a big occasion, it will always be good experience for them.