Paul Pogba Starts - Manchester United Team vs Crystal Palace Confirmed
- Author: Julie Sanders May 22, 2017,
May 22, 2017, 7:14
Mourinho also selected Axel Tuanzebe and Timothy Fosu-Mensah, who both have slightly more first-team experience than their fellow youngsters.
The Red Devils, who are set to face Ajax in the UEFA Europa League final Wednesday, rested several key players ahead of the championship fixture.
When Joel Ward failed to cut out Jesse Lingard's pass, Pogba side-footed the ball home before shutting his eyes, inclining his head towards the skies and muttering a few words in tribute to his dad.
Demi Mitchell, Josh Harrop, Scott McTominay all make their Premier League bows.
He put in a man-of-the-match performance against Tottenham U23s on Monday - in front of Jose Mourinho - which led to his selection for United's final league game of the season.
I have to stand up and say that my boys deserve all my respect, and with my boys I will walk to Stockholm. One in the middle of a good and dynamic team maybe, but not all at once.
"It's the only positive thing".
It was the kind of cutting edge Mourinho will have wished his side had displayed earlier in the season, with Harrop curling just wide as Palace struggled to breakdown the hosts' young defence. If we overachieve as Palace did in 2015 or like when I got West Ham to fourth in the December: we then fell away because they just weren't big enough as a squad.
Confident displays from Wilfried Zaha, Andros Townsend and Christian Benteke proved a particular strength that the manager will hope can improve further, but despite the foundations he has given them he is wary of increasing expectations.
Since sustaining the injury, Ibrahimovic has missed the final stretch of Premier League games and will miss the Europa League final in his native Sweden. "We will bring the ones who I think are more adapted to our team at the moment".
I have seen in the football media that certain pundits can not understand why our players are exhausted. I don't want to lose this opportunity.