Jose Mourinho writes off Manchester United's hopes on top four finish

He added of Wenger: "I think he will be very pleased with me that I am going to be changing my team to play against Arsenal, he will be really happy with me".

Marcus Rashford could be left out after he limped off after scoring in last night's Europa League semi-final first leg win over Celta.

Marouane Fellaini is banned and Luke Shaw, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are all injured.

Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho plans to rest his exhausted United players against the Gunners.

This will be the 50th Premier League match between these clubs. No matter who plays, they will have a strong team out. Of course every big game boosts your confidence, but for us more than focusing on the fact it is Manchester United, a big club and a big rivalry over the years, what is important is to have the chance to achieve our target. Arsenal have won 12 and United 22, with 15 draws. And Mourinho, who is still trying to wash away his disaster of a season in 2015-16, needs them to win. They are the opponents he has faced most often in his managerial career.

The Red Devils are unbeaten in 25 top-flight games - a club record within a single season - but have drawn 12 of those matches.

Publicly, at least, Mourinho insists that United's hopes of finishing in the top-four were ended by last weekend's draw at home to Swansea City - even though they only trail fourth-placed Manchester City by one point.

United have drawn a league-high 14 games this season.

Jose Mourinho is never going to sell to City, while Tottenham now have two of the best left-backs in the league in the form of Danny Rose and Ben Davies, leaving Newcastle as a sensible option if Shaw does leave Old Trafford this summer.

"Sergio played one match in the Premier League, David played two matches in the Europa League against Fenerbahce and against Feyenoord, Sergio played also one match in the League Cup, David played the other matches and played the final".

  • Julie Sanders