Manchester United Must Win Europa League To Attract Antoine Griezmann

Jessica Allison
June 2, 2017

"We want Champions League football", ESPN quotes Jones as saying. Hopefully it is [in the Champions League on] Tuesday and Wednesdays, instead of Thursdays [in the Europa League], but if it's Thursdays we will play Thursdays and it wouldn't be an excuse not to try to win the title.

"We hope Ajax can continue to show good things in Europe and in the next years to prove reaching this final was no accident", Van der Sar added in Dutch newspaper interviews at the weekend.

Manchester United's youngsters stepped up to the plate impressively against Crystal Palace - but Jose Mourinho was in too much of a hurry to offer praise.

Man United will finish sixth in this year's Premier League, regardless of the result of its game against Crystal Palace on May 21 at Old Trafford. United will now head to London, to take on the only team in the Premier League with cheerleaders in match where they will rest most of their starters and key reserves.

"It is not so easy to play for Manchester United, for example, as a No. 10".

"I think if he has the possibility to play the final he would play with one leg because he is able to do that".

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The Portuguese named the youngest United team in Premier League history, with four players being handed full debuts in Joel Pereira, Demetri Mitchell, Scott McTominay and Josh Harrop.

Pogba, who had not played for 10 days following the death of his father Fassou Antoine, was given a half of action by the United manager and responded not only with his goal but by setting up the opener.

"In the past, only the best players went but now Ajax develops players until a sack of money is laid down in front of them and then the player is gone", former defender Sonny Silooy said in De Volkskrant on Monday.

They will get one more opportunity to book themselves a seat at that table against Ajax in Stockholm on Wednesday, but Herrera insists silverware is proving to be more of an incentive at present.

With this in mind, Mourinho needs to pick a confident attacking line up that will remind United's opponents of exactly what they are up against and set the tone for how they plan to approach the game.

As Jose Mourinho talked Man United out of a top four spot, Janusz Michallik breaks down their Europa League chances.

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