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Twitter explodes as Manchester United reach UEFA Europa League Final

Twitter explodes as Manchester United reach UEFA Europa League Final

United will face the Dutch side Ajax, that also survived a scare from Olympique Lyon, in the final in Stockholm May 24.

Speaking after Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Tottenham at White Hart Lane - the last game played at the historic ground - Mourinho admitted to reporters that finishing in the top four was no longer priority.

JOSE MOURINHO sensationally claimed Manchester United could not be bothered with the Premier League before storming out of an interview.

"If we can win a third title - or as you like to say, a second title - that would be magnificent for us".

"In the end, when the game was hard, when they were better than us and we were in trouble and not playing well, it was that mentality, that desire, that togetherness that made the boys fight until the end", he said.

But those determined to see Mourinho align with the club's values should admire the Portuguese's determination to deliver an actual trophy, rather than a top four trophy, to Old Trafford.

United will round off their league season with an away game against Southampton on Wednesday before a final game at home against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

"And even the draw, if it is a draw, I never understood well if it is a draw, or if they put the dates into the computer, I never understood that very well", Mourinho said of United's recent fixture list. "But if I was on your side and you are always looking for these kind of capital letters, big headlines, I accept if you say that".




"We know it's not going to be easy".

Victory for Manchester United in the Europa League final against Ajax next week would be collectively worth £38 million to their players and make it the most lucrative match ever staged for a single squad.

The defeat against Tottenham means United are now likely to finish sixth.

"I think Tottenham is a very good team, so it will be hard".

"Sometimes you need a day off and they don't know what a day off is", he said.

At this moment in time, only Chelsea and Tottenham have secured their places in next season's Champion League from the English Premier League, with Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal fighting for the last two places.

"Blind played [against Tottenham] after 90 minutes on Thursday, of course Fellaini has to play the next because he is not playing now".


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