Man United boss Mourinho claims unfair pressure put on Pogba over fee

Lynette Rowe
May 20, 2017

Mourinho did reveal however that Fellaini has suffered a knock but is hopeful of the ex-Everton man being available for United.

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford, right sees his shot on goal saved by Celta's goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez during the Europa League semifinal second leg soccer match between Manchester United and Celta Vigo at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Thursday, May 11, 2017.

"The team was not ideal but I think the players individually gave me good things, they showed a great attitude and they showed me they want to be in the final". I never saw. I never saw.

United must beat Ajax to qualify for next season's Champions League and with nothing to play for in the Premier League, Mourinho was relieved to leave the south-coast without any major casualties.

"I never saw that with Chelsea, I never saw that with Manchester United, with (Champions League semi-finalists) Manchester City previous year". I never saw any detail of trying to care about the English teams involved in European competitions.

Sergio Romero staked his claim in David de Gea's absence as he pulled off a string of superb stops - including an early penalty save - to help Manchester United claim a 0-0 Premier League draw at Southampton.

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"One is Argentina national-team goalkeeper and one is Spanish national-team goalkeeper, two of the best countries in the world", Mourinho said.

"I think the problem is the tag, the price tag on his back", the Portuguese said.

"But I know what I gave and I know what the players gave".

But United were already guaranteed to finish sixth, while Southampton, who have not scored in four successive top-flight home games for the first time, remain eighth.

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

"I am sure the Man Utd fans would want more - more excitement and more attacking football". For the players as well because they've got good bonuses for the position they finish in the league so they are well aware of what it means. "It's important to focus on our last game".

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