Manchester United FC focus on Europa League route to Champions League

Arsenal hero makes surprise prediction about where Wayne Rooney will be next season

During his prematch news conference, where he was joined by Wayne Rooney, a reporter suggested to Mourinho that Celta Vigo's motivation would be higher than United's because they are the smaller club. After the loss to Arsenal, it is nearly impossible for United to creep into the top four by the end of the campaign. It doesn't matter what happened before, how big the matches before were. Both teams are going to play tight football since the game is so close and United have a habit of parking the bus.

UNITED have one shot left at making the Champions League next season - and this is most certainly it.

It leaves the Europa League as their only hope of qualifying for the Champions League next season. I would like to play more but I've tried to help the team on and off pitch.

Already, he is sure to bring back key figures like: Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Antonio Valencia against Celta Vigo after resting them from Sunday's starting lineup.

Rooney became United's all-time leading scorer this season, but he is expected to drop to the bench against Celta at Old Trafford, where Mourinho's side will be defending a 1-0 lead from last week's first leg.

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Celta are a goal down from the first leg, but Aspas' teammates have not given up on reaching the final in Stockholm when they travel to Old Trafford on Thursday night.

Mourinho also provided an injury update, saying: "Since the last injuries we know that nobody will recover on time, even to play the last match of the season, so the ones out will be out for the season".

Manchester United have been champions of England 20 times. The midfielder added that whenever you are a player at United "whatever competition you're in" then you are looking to "win it" as that is what is the clubs DNA. For the club it's very important to be in a European final and to fight for the only trophy that the club has never won.

"With the squad they have and the players they have, the money they have spent, it's not good enough".

Manchester United should be "embarrassed" at trailing Premier League leaders Chelsea by 19 points and Jose Mourinho's first year in charge will not be considered a success even if they win the Europa League, former skipper Roy Keane said.

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