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

United kids need more time admits Mourinho

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce insists he will play the strongest team possible against Manchester United on Sunday (21 May) but warned his players that they still face a tough task against a potentially much-changed Red Devils eleven.

Ibrahimovic's season was ended in the second leg of the quarter-final win over Anderlecht last month when he sustained knee ligament damage which required surgery in the United States. But Mourinho does not think the Dutch side should have ever been in the competition.

Crystal Palace avoided a nerve-ridden final day of the season by beating Hull last weekend to guarantee their place in next season's Premier League. "It's all good", said Mourinho.

"I think one young player can play in the middle of a good structure, a dynamic structure, an experienced structure, yes".

"The team wasn't flawless but individually they gave me good things".

"I will be picking a team that I think will perform well".

"I understand that from the press' point of view and your perspective that [the Europa League final] is the big headline", Mourinho said to Sky Sports after Wednesday's 0-0 Premier League draw at Southampton. "We've all been moaning about the fact we're not getting anywhere near the Champions League or we're not getting anyone winning the Europa League".

SunSport recently revealed Mourinho is desperate for Paul Pogba's world record transfer fee to be beaten this summer - to take the heat of his under fire star. Jones/Smalling were both injured on England duty in one week.

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Whether Mourinho is able to keep the three time Player of the Year remains to be seen, but De Gea is believed to be happy at the club and is not prepared to push for a move to Real Madrid.

"We spent more time travelling, playing with hotels than at home because 60-something matches means 140 days in hotels".

Asked if the young players were ready, the Portuguese said: "All together? No".

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