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Mourinho demands more from Manchester United fans

18 May, 2017, 02:07 | Author: Rachael Silva
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While United have struggled in the Premier League this term, Jose Mourinho could end his first season at the club with two major trophies, having already won the EFL Cup.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho defended his decision to prioritise the Europa League ahead of the semi-final second leg against Celta Vigo on Thursday.

The Portuguese boss, however, will still be without five players as Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Ashley Young, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have all been ruled out for the rest of the season after picking up injuries in recent weeks.

Former United striker Michael Owen has been equally scathing of Mourinho's tactics in his first season at Old Trafford, as he suggested the club's fans may not tolerate such negativity for an extended period. "It's not a gamble, it was a simple decision, a decision based on common sense and a outcome of our situation". 17 matches in seven weeks, April and May, 17 matches with 16 players is completely impossible.

"They are a very good team, very unsafe when they play away and we will need our fans at home. It was not a gamble but a outcome of the situation we are in", Mourinho said. "It doesn't make a difference for me if you play with three at the back or four", the Swiss said. For the club it's very important to be in a European final and to fight for the only trophy that the club has never won.

'We're having a season where things have been hard but I'm convinced in the coming years we can show another side'.

"We'll have to create chances and take them, but also remain calm and organised when we lose the ball". No matter what, we are giving everything we can.

Asked what he thought of Arsenal finally tasting victory against him, Mourinho said: "It's a big club".

They are also expected to play the same team that started in the first leg.

"It is important to be back in Champions League".

The Spanish side need to win at Old Trafford in the second leg of their semi-final tie on Thursday night to have any chance of reaching the final and Manchester United have not lost a game at home since September.

"It is far easier to play a defensive, negative style of football and get success out of it than it is to play expansive, exciting football". "You become cleverer, and since my (last) red card, I think things have improved".

Celta Vigo have had their eggs in the basket of the Europa League for some time.


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