United FA Cup final favourites, says Conte

Prior to that, their focus will certainly lie on securing the second spot behind Manchester City in the standings and they can firm the position further with a victory over Arsenal next weekend.

SMALLING AND JONES WERE EXCELLENT It was a team performance, but we must mention Chris and Phil as they were both outstanding in keeping one of the world's in-form strikers, Harry Kane, quiet.

"He took responsibility, he scored and give to other players more confidence - after his first goal we started to believe we can do something".

'I am thinking with Tottenham to play with kids the next time because it's so unfair when you lose but that is my job to be criticised when we don't win, ' Pochettino said.

However, the Red Devils have missed out on the Premier League trophy and were also knocked out of the Champions League by Sevilla in the round of 16.

The Manchester United midfielder has regularly come under criticism from pundits for chopping and changing flamboyant hairstyles, as well as his fun social media antics.

But the Chilean has shown signs he is back to his best in recent weeks, capping a superb performance in the FA Cup semi-final with his third goal for the club.

As he sat on that plane to Manchester, United's player of the year last season had seen only 21 minutes of league action since combining well with Paul Pogba in a New Year's Day English Premier League win at Everton.

Put to Mourinho that United would need to improve their side, he added: "We are going to invest the basic to improve our squad". Not acceptable, the last defeat (1-0 at home to West Brom on April 15).

However, the Portuguese coach reckons even if those errors are eradicated next season, it will be hard to challenge for the title if free-spending City bolster their squad once more over the summer. "I have been overseas, and I don't see that there". He has less experience and is less strong physically but he is very fast to get into the space. Next year I want to win everything'. He was always a boy with a more mature and responsible mind. While his natural ability is evident and there have been moments of magic, it's been all too seldom that he has performed at his highest level in a United jersey this season.

  • Julie Sanders