Youth movement sees Manchester United finish Premier League season with victory

Youth movement sees Manchester United finish Premier League season with victory

Youth movement sees Manchester United finish Premier League season with victory

Manchester United's Paul Pogba celebrates scoring his team's second goal of the game, during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace, at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England, Sunday, May 21, 2017.

"Everybody goes; we have a few in crutches, but everybody goes".

At the interval their threat constituted a Christian Benteke foray and a Luka Milivojevic free-kick at either ends of the half.

Don't ask me too many things because now I am in a final.

He said: "I have seen in the football media that certain pundits can not understand why our players are exhausted".

Given the Stockholm finale offers both silverware and Champions League qualification, it is little wonder Mourinho will play a weakened side against Palace in a bid to keep his key players fit and fresh.

It will be Pogba's first game for the Red Devils since helping them reach the Europa League final in a 1-1 home draw with Celta Vigo, and Mourinho believes the 23-year-old midfielder needs game time ahead of the big clash.

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However, with most journos still watching the players on their post-match stroll around the pitch, only a handful of media folk were present, with none offering up a single question.

Player ratingsManchester United: Joel Pereira 7, Timothy Fosu-Mensah 7, Eric Bailly 6, Phil Jones 6, Demetri Mitchell 7, Scott McTominay 7, Axel Tuanzebe 7, Paul Pogba 7, Jesse Lingard 7, Wayne Rooney 6, Josh Harrop 8.

At a conservative estimate the game is worth at least 70 million pounds to Manchester United, whilst player wages next season depend on victory over a young Ajax side.

It is undoubtedly win the Europa League or bust when it comes to assessing Manchester United's season.

Later, with Rooney substituted to receive a standing ovation, Angel Gomes, was brought on in the 87th minute and, at 16 years, 262 days, became the club's youngster player for 61 years, since David Gaskell in 1956.

Palace also have nothing left to play for as they have secured their top flight status for another season but Sam Allardyce will be hoping to come away with a win to try and clinch 11th place in the table.

Sunday will be the first time he has played for the first team since then, yet Mourinho has high expectations having recently tipped Pereira to be the "best Portuguese goalkeeper of the next generation".

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