Jose Mourinho confirms Man United plans for Arsenal match

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Speaking after the game, Mourinho, whose side have a backdoor route to Champions League football next season if they can win the Europa league, was full of his praise for the boy wonder.

Vigo: Manchester United's teenage striker Marcus Rashford struck a stunning second-half free-kick to secure a 1-0 win at Celta Vigo in their Europa League semi-final, first leg on Thursday.

"So for me, no problem at all and I think he will be very, very pleased with me that I am going to change my team to play against Arsenal, so I think he'll be really happy with me!" With this in mind, as long as it is still possible, qualification for the Champions League this season should be prioritized with maximum importance.

"But surely you want a fall-back option as well so it would be foolish to rest too many players on Sunday".

The game at the Emirates kicks off at 16:00 United Kingdom time, with live television coverage on Sky Sports 1 in the United Kingdom from 15:30.

'Because of that we had players having to play 750-800 minutes of football and we paid the price.

The Gunners are in sixth and nine points back of fourth, with two matches in hand, while United is four points back of fourth-place Liverpool entering this one. "But once a sport encourages teams who refuse to take the initiative, then the sport is in danger". We are going there to fight for a result but it's impossible.

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By rights it should be a member of Manchester United's much put-upon back line doing all the moaning.

Heading into this clash, Wenger said at his weekly press conference that he is open to making peace with Mourinho.

Pat Nevin, who was co-commentating on the game for BBC Radio 5 live, explains why Rashford should look to Thierry Henry and Cristiano Ronaldo for inspiration to improve, and how his set-piece ability is already reminiscent of another Old Trafford legend. He played infrequently in the first half of this season, but after injury to Zlatan Ibrahimović, he is Mourinho's main man.

Mourinho has plenty to pick from and even if he tries to make a point by throwing in a young player or two, he'll have them that well organised that it might not make a whole lot of difference. I don't tell you what I tell them. That's the way we have to face them.

"We can't feel sorry for ourselves just because Rashford hit a good free-kick. We have respect", Wenger said.

Speaking after the match, Jose Mourinho revealed that Rashford has been staying behind after training to practice on his technique and took responsibility for the effort in Vigo because it suited him better than Paul Pogba.



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