Mourinho: Ajax should not be in the Europa League

Ebony Scott
May 21, 2017

Mourinho is understandably focused on the Europa League final against Ajax on May 24 - win that and Manchester United will have Champions League to play next season.

When asked if he thought the youngsters were ready, the Portuguese coach told the press: "All together? No".

"Chris Smalling has a problem, but a small problem that I think is no problem at all for next week". It's the only positive thing.

Mourinho's side face Ajax in the Europa League final in Stockholm on Wednesday knowing victory will earn them a place in the group stages of next season's Champions League.

'To play so many kids at the same time I don't think is good because there is a big difference of quality, strength and experience between them and good, experienced players.

The Special One conceded he was not introducing them to the first team in ideal circumstances, though, per Rathborn: "I prefer to hand debuts to only one young player at a time". "We will bring the ones who I think are more adapted to our team at the moment".

It has robbed the 35-year-old Swede of a possible United swansong and the chance to write the ideal script in his homeland when United face his old club Ajax in Stockholm, though Mourinho has revealed Ibrahimovic will travel to Sweden to be at Wednesday's game anyway.

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"I think they really need my support, Nicky Butt's and supporters to understand hard job they have".

On Paul Pogba after missing the past two matches following the death of his father Fassou Antoine at the age of 79: "Paul is fine".

Until the injuries arrived, we fought for the Premier League top four.

We will have.[Demetri] Mitchell, [Scott] McTominay, Josh Harrop, Matty Willock, [Angle] Gomes, Zachary [Dearnley].I think that's it.

Valencia also captained United for both legs of the semi-final against Celta Vigo, and the Daily Mirror claim he's been chosen again ahead of a number of other big names. They trained with me many times.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and Ashley Young are definitely out of the Europa League final, with Mourinho bemoaning United's injury situation when previewing the Ajax clash.

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