Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

Mourinho sweating over Fellaini injury after Southampton draw


Following United's goalless draw against Southampton, the Sky Sports pundit said that despite spending huge amounts of money in the summer, it was a hugely disappointing season for United.

"The team was not ideal but the players gave me good things". Hopefully we don't have problems with these two keepers.

With the Europa League final providing a path into next season's Champions League the game could define whether Mourinho's season at United can be regarded as a success or failure.

Marouane Fellaini came off rubbing the back of his right thigh against Southampton, but Mourinho said the Belgian midfielder was confident he had not torn his hamstring. Apart from that nothing, it's all good.

Having played several other fringe players against Southampton, Mourinho said the understudies had given him food for thought as he considers his team for the final. "More than very good", Mourinho added.

Unable to move from sixth in the Premier League, they host Palace, who have avoided relegation, on Sunday, days before the Europa League final against Ajax.

He said: "I think in any country in the world, the match would be Saturday".

"We are sixth, it doesn't matter what". So I think after the moment Palace beat Hull and Hull is relegated, and Swansea is safe, I think that moment the match has to be Saturday.

"I'm here already seven years; I never saw any detail of trying to care about the English teams involved in European competitions".

He continued: "I always had the question mark, what happened that stopped Man United being successful in the last three, four, five years? It's frustrating for me, and I hope you don't kill me when you see my team".

The Portuguese boss has confirmed the fact that it won't affect anyone's position on the table will be enough as he looks to keep his players in the best possible shape for the Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm on May 24.

Puel took it in his stride and reacted: "He (Krueger) says just we make a review about the season and I think it is the same with all trainers".

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