Mourinho: Wenger will be very, very pleased with me
- Author: Julie Sanders May 06, 2017,
May 06, 2017, 18:08
"When there is peace, we don't have to have problems".
"We know anyway they have a massive squad with quality players and only a top performance will get us the win we want".
"I am a big boy, I'm in football for all my life".
"I feel like we could and should have beaten them in the reverse fixture this season but we're just not quite capable of getting a result against a top six team away. ever".
"So for me not a problem at all and I think he will be really pleased with me that I am going to change my team against Arsenal". He did, however, star in Arsenal's 3-0 win over United in this fixture last season as he and Alexis Sanchez put the visitors to the sword, scoring all three goals between them in the opening 20 minutes of the game.
Despite Marcus Rashford firing Manchester United to a first-leg advantage against Celta Vigo, manager Jose Mourinho has said that he was not at all satisfied with the result of Europa League semi-final tie.
"At the last match at Old Trafford we shook hands before and after". I can not do it in another way. I remember that I met him in the corner of the room for the press conferences and we shook hands again.
"I think it is born out of frustration that he can't field his best team, or find his best team and play it consistently".
It would be wrong to say all of United's players are fresh, though, which is why Mourinho will make changes at Arsenal.
The Portuguese believes drawing at home to Swansea last weekend meant they blew their "last chance" to break into the Champions League places, but Lingard suggests the manager is displaying a different attitude within the dressing room despite their precarious position.
The Arsenal boss admitted his relationship with former United manager Alex Ferguson "mellowed" over time and he is open to similar progression with Mourinho, despite a decade-long history of rivalry between the two managers that at times has descended into pettiness and acrimony.
With United lying fifth in the Premier League table, winning the Europa League could now be the best chance of reaching the Champions League for Mourinho's men.
"I don't like to say this competition is for one goalkeeper, that competition is for another one", Mourinho said. "Sergio played one match in the Premier League, David played two matches in the Europa League against Feyenoord and Fenerbahce".
"Sergio played also one match in the League Cup, David played the others and played the final". I don't like that complete separation. "I think we deserved the goal". "We have great goalkeepers and [against] anyone in the world I trust [them] completely".