Mourinho seals winning record on 250th Premier League game

The 21-year-old England youth worldwide took control of a brilliantly delivered long ball from Paul Pogba and worked some individual magic inside the box to create space for a well-placed right-footed shot that Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey watched sail into the far corner.

Manchester United host Crystal Palace at Old Trafford with kick-off scheduled for 3pm on Sunday, May 21.

One of the replacements, Michael Carrick, could also have been playing his final game at Old Trafford.

"The only positive is to save my players to give them better conditions for Wednesday".

After completing their Premier League season against Crystal Palace later today at Old Trafford, Mourinho will turn his attention towards the pivotal game of their campaign on Wednesday night.

Each of that quartet of Joel Pereira, Demetri Mitchell, Scott McTominay and Josh Harrop performed well. There wasn't a lot of substance to what they had but it's your kids, your grandkids, me and the missus. "Tim Fosu-Mensah plays on Sunday and, if the reaction is good, and if he manages to play the game without problems, he's a new option for us for the final".

Paul Pogba, another player who came through the academy, doubled the home side's lead four minutes later, drilling a low effort under Palace keeper Wayne Hennessey.

"It's the only positive thing".

As for Palace, defeat could not take the gloss off their successful battle to beat the drop under Sam Allardyce.

"Anything I need, I know I can count on them and they will always try to help me and tell me what I can do to improve".

"I'm just happy to play and want to thank the manager". He knows that he needs to play on Sunday because he hasn't played or trained for a long time and he needs these minutes on the pitch, so he plays against Palace.

He has watched the tape of the 1995 final so many times that, in his own words, he sometimes sees the game in his dreams. "Hopefully we'll get a good result, everybody will enjoy it and we'll play well", he added.

Mourinho's men have been installed as the 11/4 second favourites to win the Premier League next season, while the Eagles are the same price for a top-half finish next term.

  • Julie Sanders