Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Mourinho vows to keep Madrid target De Gea at Manchester United

Mourinho vows to keep Madrid target De Gea at Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has criticised the Premier League for not moving Manchester United's final game of the domestic season to give them more preparation time for next week's Europa League final against Ajax.

"[When will] David [play]?"

"But David is top in the world and obviously we want to keep the top in the world".

Having denied Gabbiadini after Eric Bailly handled the ball on the edge of the penalty area, Romero also kept out a fierce Dusan Tadic free kick in the second half before United's Anthony Martial hit the woodwork.

"A clean sheet is good for us - for defenders, for me and for the team", Romero said on Sky Sports 1.

And the Portuguese, speaking after the game, noted that the Belgian had nothing more than a "little bad feeling" when he came off, before adding that nobody else suffered a knock.

Mourinho is unhappy United's final match of the season at home to Crystal Palace on Sunday has not been brought forward 24 hours to give his players longer to prepare for next Wednesday's crunch match with Ajax in Stockholm.

"The second half was interesting as there was quality and many chances without a good reward".

Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger plans to review manager Claude Puel's future at the season's end, and after his team failed to score for the fourth home game in succession, sections of their supporters booed them off. "They showed me that they want to be in the final, they want to be an option".

"It's a shame our performance was not enough in the first half".

"It is important to keep the good focus about the pitch and we have the possibility to finish (eighth in) the table".

"We had two different halves - the first one was without intensity and it was very hard after the penalty because that would have given us the confidence".

"It's a third penalty miss". It's very important as it can give confidence and we needed confidence at the beginning of the game. "It's a problem perhaps for us but in the second half I'm happy with our comeback".

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