Manchester United will register their lowest number of wins in a Premier League season even if they beat Crystal Palace in their final game on Sunday. It's a tremendous effort but [there has been] no help unfortunately from the Premier League to give him the best chance of winning a trophy that Manchester United haven't won. I don't lose time.
"I hope the fans on Sunday support the team, they forgive some naivety, they forgive some lack of confidence and I hope Big Sam (Allardyce, Palace's manager) shows he's a good friend and he goes slow".
Manchester United produced another pedestrian display last night as they were held to a goalless draw away to Southampton. It's frustrating for me. You know that in all of my career I was never out of European competitions in the group phases.
Mourinho's team will travel to Stockholm to contest Wednesday's showpiece against Ajax just three days after hosting Palace in their final league game of the season.
"They are a mishmash of players and I don't think he has a clue what his best team is".
Mourinho said Axel Tuanzebe, who has started United's last three league games, would be involved, along with his fellow academy graduates Demetri Mitchell, Scott McTominay, Matty Willock, Josh Harrop and Zachary Dearnley. Tells (Wilfried) Zaha to go slow, leaves (Christian) Benteke at home. There will be some changes to the team but my team want to play at Old Trafford, they don't want me to leave them out. We have a job to do and hopefully we can go there and do it. For this reason, we must take them on, but given 10 of their last 15 at Old Trafford have finished all-square we'll keep the draw onside. "I need to give a little stretch to four or five of my [senior] boys and to give some stability to the kids because I do not think the kids by themselves will be in condition to play the game".