Paul Pogba to return for Manchester United vs Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce has never been relegated

GETTYCrystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce has never been relegated

Paul Pogba will return for Manchester United FC for Sunday's Premier League home game against Crystal Palace after missing the last two matches due to the death of his father, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday.

"We will bring 3-4 of the first-team players on Sunday, one half for each one, to give a bit of experience for each and save them all for Wednesday", Mourinho said. "I don't want to field a team where people think we aren't fighting for the result - we are fighting for the result".

Goalkeepers Joel Pereira and Kieran O'Hara are set to be included in the squad, along with Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Axel Tuanzebe and Scott McTominay, who have already featured for the first-team.

The Europa League final will be United's 64th game of a jam-packed campaign, but Bosz pointed to his side's own well-filled fixture list as evidence that tiredness should not be a factor for either side. "Tells [Wilfried] Zaha to go slow, leaves (Christian) Benteke at home; I hope he goes soft on us".

Pogba became football's most expensive player in August 2016 when Manchester United prised the midfielder back to the club from Juventus for a fee of €105 million.

Bosz, who has already taken aim at Mourinho in recent days, believes that Ajax also have reason to feel just as exhausted as their opponents. One in the middle of a good structure, a dynamic and experienced structure, yes.

'We will have [Demetri] Mitchell, [Scott] McTominay, Josh Harrop, [Matthew] Willock, [Angel] Gomes, Zachary [Dearnley]. "A problem for the weekend, but not the final".

Mourinho dismissed injury concerns surrounding Marouane Fellaini and Juan Mata, despite the former having a "a bad feeling in the hamstring".

He is finally in a position to begin his preparations for next season, when he hopes to avoid another battle against relegation, and discussing how much Sunday's game could affect that, he said: "The budget will get bigger if we can go up a couple of places. Lots of them together, no". I think they are paid not to lie they are paid to be honest and speak from their knowledge to the people that watch TV and read papers. Wayne Rooney's reputation may be in decline in England, but he appears to remain by some distance their favourite player at least, given the way they cheered his every touch.

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