Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Big Sam: Palace would have changed fixture for Man Utd Europa final

Big Sam: Palace would have changed fixture for Man Utd Europa final

United will finish sixth regardless of the outcome of their match with Palace, who are also safe from relegation with three teams already down, and because of its insignificance is disappointed English football authorities have not intervened. "We are sixth no matter what and Palace are safe", he said. In any country in the world, it would be Saturday. (But) it's going to be Sunday.

"It's frustrating for me". "Many in Holland said it was not possible for a Dutch team to play in the final, because of the financial difference in Europe between the big clubs and the Dutch clubs is so big now".

He added: "I think what happened if I did feel exhausted, it would be maybe we'd lost a couple of games and you started to feel sorry for yourself, and that would last a nano-minute". I arrived here [on a] free [transfer], nobody knew me and now Jose [Mourinho] gave me a lot of confidence and the players give me a lot of confidence and for me it's very important.

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After his side played a tiresome goalless draw on Wednesday night against Southampton, Mourinho also asked the coach of Crystal Palace Sam Allardyce to go easy in the match.

'We will play our 56 game next Wednesday in Sweden, ' Bosz said.

SAM ALLARDYCE, Palace manager, siding with Mourinho in criticising the lack of support for United's Europa League cause.

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"You (journalists) are English, you are here since you were born". I am here seven years. I never saw that with Chelsea, I never saw that with Manchester United, I never saw that with Manchester City previous year.

The Red Devils have lost just five times-the same as champions Chelsea-but 15 draws have proved costly. "We have to accept the way it is". Spain's national-team keeper and Argentina's national-team keeper. Sources have told ESPN FC that, although United will fight to keep De Gea at Old Trafford, they are realistic about the chances of him moving on and have received positive signals from Oblak and have sounded him out about a deal. Mourinho says with the game having no bearing on the top or bottom of the table, the fixture should have moved forward to allow United extra time to prepare for their European final. "I don't blame myself or our decision", Mourinho said.

The Portuguse boss has fielded weakened teams in recent weeks with one eye on the Europa League as victory in next week's final will win United a place in the Champions League.

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Southampton, who lost to United in the EFL Cup final, have not scored in six hours at home to leave manager Claude Puel under real pressure despite a top-ten finish in his first term in charge.

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