Mourinho blasts FA for not rescheduling Man United's fixture against Crystal Palace

Graeme Souness and Jose Mourinho

SKY SPORTS GETTY Man United boss Jose Mourinho was slammed by Graeme Souness

"He's gone from this very charismatic guy to very dour, and I think it's to do with the size and scale of the Manchester United job - that brings its own set of pressures". He looked to have picked up a knock in the 0-0 draw with Southampton on Wednesday night but Mourinho said afterwards he would be fit to face Crystal Palace.

The Red Devils, alive in four different competitions most of the season, and in three for much of it, are experiencing first hand the price to be paid for playing over 60 matches.

"Paul Pogba is fine", said the manager.

"I think if a team goes to the Champions League and then doesn't qualify, they should go home, they shouldn't have the opportunity to play in the Europa League".

They'll now line up against Sam Allardyce men on Sunday, days before the Europa League final against Ajax. "The only positive is to save my players and give them the best possible conditions to be ready for Wednesday".

Midfielders: Zachary Dearnley (19), Angel Gomes (16), Josh Harrop (21), Scott McTominay (20), Matthew Willock (20). "The most important is the club and the fans and we will go there in Stockholm to win".

It has robbed the 35-year-old Swede of a possible United swansong and the chance to write the flawless script in his homeland when United face his old club Ajax in Stockholm, though Mourinho has revealed Ibrahimovic will travel to Sweden to be at Wednesday's game anyway.

"David? I think the first match against (American MLS side) LA Galaxy in preseason", he said.

"Marouane is the question".

The coach said that the match against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford should be played on Saturday, instead of Sunday because it will hardly make any difference.

The defensive side of Bailly's game was still solid enough, but the Ivorian is not a good attacking player.

Sunday is the final day of the Premier League season, and it's going to be a slightly odd one at Old Trafford.

NAIJ.com reported that United are set to lose a stagerring £38m in bonuses if they miss out on Europe's biggest competition next season. As he has done recently, the Portuguese again plans to field a weakened XI, saying "I hope you don't kill me when you see my team".

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