Paul Pogba absent as Manchester United travel to Tottenham

Jonathan Hernandez
May 17, 2017

"We lose a very important player for the final". After Ajax player Donny van de Beek hit the crossbar, two substitutes managed to cut the deficit in aggregate to one goal for Lyon with nine minutes remaining, as Rachid Ghezzal headed Maciej Rybus' left-wing cross into the net.

Mourinho hailed his players for the attitude they showed as they came through to seal a spot in a final he feels can be a "perfect" end to the season, with Champions League football on offer for the victor in Stockholm.

Zlatan is now recovering in the United States following a successful operation to fix the damaged knee ligaments which brought a cruel end to his season in the Europa League quarter-final victory over Anderlecht last month.

Spurs have lost more Premier League games against Manchester United than against any other opponent (32) - indeed, in their top-flight history Spurs have lost 77 games against the Red Devils, eight more than they have against anyone else.

"I tell them we really need them to create a good atmosphere, a hard atmosphere for the opponents, who can push us to be in the final".

"They are a very good team, very risky when they play away and we will need our fans at home".

Mourinho says there is little point in appealing against the decision and will instead use Bailly in United's last three Premier League matches of the season in order to grant other defenders rest.

"But for us (if we win) it's a trophy and the Champions League for next season".

Tottenham Hotspur will play their final Premier League game at White Hart Lane when they entertain Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.

Peter Bosz's dazzling young Ajax team are likely to be awaiting the victors in the final, having beat Lyon 4-1 in the home leg of their semi-final.

United can not finish below sixth this season, no matter what happens in their remaining three fixtures. It is not possible to do it every three days.

"But if I was on your side and you are always looking for these kinds of capital letters, big headlines, I accept if you say that".

"If you ask the Chelsea supporters if they've been happy this season with how their team have played, you'll be absolutely delighted wouldn't you!"

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