Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho slams the Premier League scheduling

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has praised the performance of Sergio Romero after the Argentinian pulled off a number of good saves in the 0-0 draw with Southampton on Wednesday.

Saints chairman Ralph Krueger has refused to offer assurances surrounding the Frenchman's future despite him leading them to the brink of an eighth-placed finish and this partly demonstrated why.

JOSE MOURINHO claims David De Gea WILL be at Manchester United next season - as they want to keep their star keeper.

United will travel to Stockholm for Wednesday's Europa League final against Ajax just three days after hosting Palace in their final league game of the season.

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Mourinho said his side's league outing should have been moved to Saturday as he asked for Palace manager Sam Allardyce to take it easy against what is set to be a youthful United team. When I know the battle is lost I don't fight.

I never saw any detail of trying to care about the English teams involved in European competitions.

"I never saw that with Chelsea, I never saw that with Manchester United, I never saw that with Manchester City past year". Two more during a five-game period in which they have wound down their domestic campaign would have averted that record and given them genuine hope of a top-four place going into the final weekend.

"I hope to play Sergio in the final and hopefully we don't have problems with the keepers".

"I hope to play Joel against Crystal Palace", Mourinho said.

The result had no material impact on United's season, given they were already guaranteed to finish sixth but Mourinho will have been concerned by injuries sustained by Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini.

Southampton struggled to relieve the pressure building on manager Claude Puel against an under-strength United.

"I try to stay focused about our last game now", he said. "After the season we have time to discuss and speak about this and make a debrief".

  • Julie Sanders