Mourinho: Europa semi is United's 'most important' match

"In football you get criticised if you are sent off". Even if I get another red card, then that happens.

"There is a famous picture of me being throttled by Arsenal defender Lauren in September 2003 - in "the battle of Old Trafford" - while a few weeks earlier in the Community Shield at the Millennium Stadium I was booked after only 27 seconds for a tackle on Patrick Vieira".

Leicester City are expected to receive £66m in prize money following their run to the quarterfinals, while Manchester City banked £75.8m last season after making it to the semifinals for the first time in the club's history.

We saw so many excitements today in the English Premier League.

"So since the moment we lost players and we lost initially four of them in one week when we lost Smalling and Jones in the national team and we lost Rojo and Zlatan against Anderlecht and after that we lost boys who could be good alternatives, Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, Timothy Fosu-Mensah".

"If you look at his career record for goals scored, [this season] is an absolute freak". It's more important than finishing fourth.

"When he goes to the top clubs in away games, he makes sure he doesn't get beat".

"We always have hope - hope dies last", the Swiss midfielder offered.

"So, hard to manage it but I think, in principle, the team was good, was organised, played to win and defended well."Arsenal were not better than us in my opinion but congratulations". "17 matches in seven weeks, with 16 players is impossible".

A 1-0 win at Balaidos last week means Manchester United are in pole position to reach the final of the Europa League for the first time in the club's history but Celta are yet to give up.

"We needed to be patient".

Rooney spoke of his desire to win the competition on the eve of the semi-final second leg against Celta Vigo.

The manager is still not happy with the calendar, and having to balance his squad ahead of a hopeful Europa League Final, but insisted he's not under added pressure after the defeat to Arsenal.

United now only have four first-team players out injured, but Mourinho said he had no choice to give up on the Premier League.

They finish their league season with two home games, against Sunderland and Everton, in the final week of the campaign and Xhaka believes that victories in those four games will be enough to overhaul the teams above them and to finish in the top four.

  • Julie Sanders