José Mourinho - Manchester United

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Why not? I don't hold grudges. We are both professionals and I would work with him again.feedback
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Jun 20 2017
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Jun 08 2017

Andrea Belotti is set to become the most effective striker in the Italian national team for years to come. He's fast, he scores in every way possible and has a temperament which may fit in well in English football. On the other hand, it's difficult to predict if and how he might fill the gap between a mid-table Serie A environment and that of one of the Premier League's giants. Still, he has a huge improvement margin as he jumped from six to 26 Serie A goals in just two seasons.feedback

Jun 05 2017 - Manchester United

This year I had the most difficult time of my career! We play every possible game except for two. We played all of the Premier League, of course, all of the Europa League, all of the League Cup which we were in the final and we just didn't play the semi-final and the final of the FA Cup plus the Super Cup. I got fed up and tired of football before the last day, I promised that they would not see me in football stadiums, and I stopped negotiating for players and being worried. I gave my list to the CEO in April and he has until August 31st to give me what I want, or not.feedback

Jun 05 2017 - Champions League

For us it's a fantastic opportunity even because we have returned to the Champions League, we have played a very hard Europa League, for several reasons. But recognise that the best teams are in the Champions League.feedback

May 31 2017 - Manchester United

There is a possibility [he stays] but also that he does not. We have talked, he has a lot of offers and ideas that we have to evaluate.feedback

May 28 2017

Goalkeepers are there to defend and save the team when circumstances require it. The kid Ederson did it.feedback

May 28 2017

There are some iconic stadiums where matches become more than matches and I think the Monaco Grand Prix is a little bit like that.feedback

May 27 2017

I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Michael over this past season. He is one of the true professionals of the game. Not only is he a great footballer, he is also a fantastic human being and a great role model to our younger members of the team.feedback

May 27 2017

I am delighted he has extended his contract and I would like to take this opportunity to wish Michael all the best for his well-deserved testimonial match next Sunday.feedback

May 27 2017 - Champions League

I don't care about football for a month. I'm really happy with our season, the [EFL Cup and Europa League] trophies, to be back in Champions League but now I have a rest, to disconnect completely and enjoy my family and friends and other sports I like.feedback

May 27 2017

Now is for him to work. It's for him to work because he has holidays in August and in August I'm working.feedback

May 25 2017 - Manchester United

And on top of it, Zlatan in Swedish told the ball boys in the second-half to take it easy, so even outside he was playing for us.feedback

May 25 2017 - Manchester United

But he played. He played outside with crutches with the other guys, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Ashley Young, Eric Bailly, they were playing behind the bench shouting, they were doing everything.feedback

May 25 2017 - Manchester United

Sometimes football is unfair, sometimes life is unfair, I think it's so unfair.feedback

May 25 2017 - Manchester United

If I finish my career tomorrow I should be very happy with my experience, but the problem is my career just reached the halfway stage. I have 15 more years.feedback

May 25 2017 - Manchester United

I just feel that what I did in this club is not enough to deserve to be here [pointing to wall enshrined with pictures of Ferguson and Busby]. That's why I am there [pointing to a picture of himself on a wall on its own].feedback

May 25 2017 - Manchester United

For example, when we won against Anderlecht I was told that I equal the record of Sir Alex and [Giovanni] Trapattoni of 10 European semi-finals. They have finished. I still have a chance to get some more semi-finals. So there are things that I'm really proud of.feedback

May 25 2017

There are lots of poets in football but they don't win many trophies.feedback

May 25 2017 - Manchester United

Ed Woodward has my list, what I want, what I would like for more than two months.feedback

May 25 2017 - World Happiness report

If we could, we would change peoples' lives for this cup. We would not think twice.feedback

May 25 2017 - Manchester United

I know the Europa League is the only competition Manchester United as a club have never won. It would be great to close the circle and say we are a club that has won every single competition in the football world.feedback

May 25 2017 - World Happiness report

If we could, we would change peoples' lives for this cup – we would not think twice.feedback

May 25 2017 - Champions League

A giant club, but it's not a giant team. We need that second step, possibly the third one.feedback

May 25 2017

In this club it makes me feel that I did nothing. Especially because you have two legends – many of them, but two [Busby and Ferguson] are legends in terms of titles and trophies. I feel that I am nobody. I always have to prove. I just feel that what I did in this club is not enough to be deserve to be here [pointing to wall enshrined with pictures of Ferguson and Busby]. That's why I am there [pointing to a picture of himself on a wall on its own].feedback

May 25 2017

I come with the tracksuit, which normally I don't do. I did it because it was [against] Chelsea and I wanted to make clear I'm not Chelsea anymore. Chelsea is in my history, I'm in Chelsea's history, I have huge respect for the fans, they gave me so much, but I'm not Chelsea any more.feedback

May 25 2017 - Portugal

My father was a good manager. He was in the Portugal Premier League eight or nine years, he was champion of the Championship there four times. So he was a good manager in that generation. But I always felt he could and should be much better because he didn't have that extra piece of confidence, of desire and I wanted to be better. I wanted to try to be better.feedback

May 25 2017

I got the job in Benfica a few years later, my first job as a manager and it was not a shock for me because for three years at Barcelona I had to deal with the best in the world every day. I was lucky because the process that led to my promotion as a manager was very good. As a manager I learned with the big players. Sometimes the big players ask you questions that you must be a very good manage to answer.feedback

May 25 2017

I learnt a lot from him of course with the experience he gave me but I had something that drove me. Maybe the fact that I was not a good player, maybe because when I started as a manager, especially in that generation, it was the thing of, If you weren't a good player, you couldn't be a good manager.' I think in this moment that [preconception] is broken. I was born into football, I played at lower levels but I was a player's son, I grew up a manager's son, I went very early to big clubs. I arrived in Barcelona at 30, 31. I was pretty confident.feedback

May 24 2017

Wayne was ready to play, he was a big option. But I did not need to attack at 2-0. I told him Tuesday that he could be the key man but he can perfectly be here next season. So now it is up to him and the owners.feedback

May 24 2017

Ed Woodward has my list, what I want, what I would like for more than two months. So now it is up to him and the owners.feedback

May 24 2017 - Manchester United

I told him Tuesday that he could be the key man but he can perfectly be here next season.feedback

May 24 2017 - Champions League

For me, enough is enough. It has been a very hard last few months, we were short of numbers.feedback

May 24 2017

We totally deserved the win. I am so happy to see the [injured] boys with the crutches with the trophy and now I am on holiday. I don't want to see any international friendlies, I am selfish. I can't do it.feedback

May 24 2017 - Champions League

We got the objective, we are back in the Champions League by winning a title, an important title. The club now has every title in world football. We fought hard for this since the beginning.feedback

May 24 2017

We were simply not good enough. It is very difficult against a team like that. You know they are just waiting and then kick it long. They scored two lucky goals.feedback

May 24 2017

We didn't start well. We had a bit more possession after 15, 20 minutes or so. They just waited around. Both of their goals were lucky.feedback

May 24 2017

There were not an awful lot of real chances. We tried to play our way through, but we were not good enough. It will have something to do with our opponent. They knew exactly what to do. And when you are not on top of your game, it is very difficult.feedback

May 24 2017

We did that very, very well from the first minute and we totally deserved the trophy.feedback

May 24 2017

If you want to press the ball all the time, you don't play short. If you are dominant in the air, you build long. There are lots of poets in football, but poets, they don't win many titles.feedback

May 24 2017

If you want to press the ball all the time, you don't play short. If you are dominant in the air you go long. There are lots of poets in football but poets, they don't win many titles.feedback

May 24 2017

It's a great opportunity because if they were playing against a lesser known team and lost, then people would not rate them as highly.feedback

May 24 2017 - World Happiness report

You know, it was really hard, that is why we didn't want to have the press conference [before the final] because we had to prepare ourselves to do our job and to try to organise events that are much more important than our job. But the world goes on and does not stop and we have to do our work.feedback

May 24 2017 - Manchester United

I am very humble when I play finals. I make my final respect the strength of the opponent and understand their weakness so if I say something about my finals, something about my team is they are always humble.feedback

May 24 2017 - Manchester United

Now I don't want to see any football, or any international friendlies. It was hard to organise this last couple of months, very hard, short on numbers, trying to rest players, trying not to have very bad results. The kids were amazing, [they] managed to finish with some dignity. Three trophies in season [he includes the Community Shield]. I am really happy with players after my most difficult season as a manager.feedback

May 24 2017 - Manchester United

There are lots of poets in football, the poets don't win many titles, we knew where they were better than us, and us better than them. It is the end of a difficult season but a very good season, we prefer this way than finish fourth. We win a title, an important title, that closes the lot – we have now won every [European] title in world football.feedback

May 24 2017 - World Happiness report

I agree with Uefa's decision to play the match now. It obviously takes happiness from our achievement. If we could we would change peoples lives for this cup – we would not think twice. Does this cup make the city of Manchester a bit happier? Maybe. But we came to do our job and we can't avoid the happiness because when you win you go away happy and proud. The boys were fantastic. They put on a block and stayed away from everything and concentrated on a football match, which we did very well.feedback

May 23 2017 - Manchester United

By you media, you have the right to say [the Europa League final] decides if this season has been a success or failure] – and it makes sense to say it – but I don't feel like that. I don't want the players to feel like that.feedback

May 23 2017

I'm a bit emotional yes. It's not easy to win titles and so many times. It's not easy to cope with the pressure I put myself under.feedback

May 23 2017 - World Happiness report

We have a job to do and we will fly to Sweden to do that job. It is a pity we cannot fly with the happiness that we always have before a big game.feedback

May 21 2017

Don't ask me too many things because now I am in the final. Let me go home – I am in the final now. I know [my team], but let me go – I am in the final now!feedback

May 21 2017 - Manchester United

I have seen in the football media that certain pundits cannot understand why our players are tired. A pundit is not honest if they cannot forget their colours or if they try to hide the truth from their audience. It's not my fault if their managerial career was very poor. Our main golascorer, Zlatan, has had major knee surgery, as has a top central defender in Marcos Rojo. Luke Shaw has had surgery at a time when he hit his best form. Phil Jones and Chris Smalling had important injuries at the same time.feedback

May 20 2017

We have two fantastic goalkeepers, and we have a third goalkeeper that I think will be the best Portuguese goalkeeper of the next generation.feedback

May 19 2017 - Manchester United

We played every match in the FA Cup except the semi-final and the final so that red card to Ander Herrera [in the FA Cup quarter-final against Chelsea] was a blessing to us.feedback

May 19 2017 - Manchester United

I know some people like to lie. I think they are paid not to lie they are paid to be honest and speak from their knowledge to the people that watch TV and read papers. But some of them lie. The reality is that since January we have played 37 matches, and in the Premier League are 38 matches so we have played a complete Premier League minus one match in five months – which is what a team normally does for a year. And we had four big injuries with surgeries that reduced immediately the number of players. Then our squad was reduced to a number of players that put us under big problems.feedback

May 19 2017 - Manchester United

Imagine now we have Zlatan, Rojo, Shaw, Young, we are not speaking about playing so many kids [against Palace]. But I think 37 matches in five months - we are the team with more [most] matches in Europe. We play every match possible minus two.feedback

May 19 2017

I don't know [Ajax boss Peter Bosz] too well, but when I see Ajax play I think he has done fantastic work.feedback

May 19 2017 - Champions League

Ajax has a very good scouting and education system. These talented players don't arrive at Ajax by accident.feedback

May 19 2017

Some people will say that I need to convince him but it's not a question of that. Three years ago I wasn't ready to be immediately effective in a top team.feedback

May 19 2017

There is work to be done on the Manchester squad. The good thing is the club knows, the board knows and we are together on this process.feedback

May 19 2017

I always had the question mark, what happened that stopped Man United being successful in the last three, four, five years?feedback

May 19 2017

I try to analyse the realities before I arrived in the club, but you only know the reality when you are inside. The first season is hard. I enjoy the second because in the second I know I'm not making mistakes. You think you know the players, but you don't. You only know them when you have them in good moments and bad moments. The one I really enjoy to do is the transition from the first to the second season. One answer: the reality of the Premier League, the economic power in many clubs. The stability that clubs manage to give.feedback

May 19 2017 - Manchester United

We have a few in crutches but everybody goes. Fantastic group of players, fantastic spirit since the beginning of the season, difficult run, lots of matches. We spent more time travelling, playing with hotels than at home because 60-something matches means 140 days in hotels. So half of the year we spent together and that is only possible when the spirit is amazing. Crutches for Shaw, Young, Rojo and Zlatan, but we all go together.feedback

May 19 2017 - Manchester United

He had little matches where the performance was not so good but normally the performance is related to the team. So when the team was very good, he was very good. When the team didn't perform so well, he didn't perform so well. So I think it's a bit unfair. I hope next season some club beats the record with another player and then the pressure goes somewhere else.feedback

May 19 2017 - Manchester United

I think the problem is the tag, the price tag on his back. I hope next summer he's not anymore the highest transfer fee and then the pressure goes to somebody else. If his transfer fee was half of it, everybody would say 'what a buy, he's playing more than good'. But everybody expects performances according to that huge transfer fee and that brings pressure and that brings sometimes unfair analysis. He had very good matches, he had very good performances. He always sacrifices for the team. If I go for example to Rostov, the way he played in Rostov was amazing.feedback

May 19 2017 - Manchester United

I never liked too much 'the best in the world' – you never say the goalkeeper is 'the best in the world', you only say [Fabio] Cannavaro if somebody decided to say a central defender is the best in the world. The best in the world is almost always the goalscorer. It's a bit unfair. So to say the best in the world is difficult to say. I think to be the best midfield player, I think so. I don't see another one with everything he has. He has to develop; of course he has to develop. But he has the physicality, he has the brain, he's very skilful, he's very agile for that huge body he has.feedback

May 19 2017 - Manchester United

He's good in the air defensively, attacking... He's a very good free-kick taker, so if Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] gives him permission to take more, he would score a few goals. I think he has everything.feedback

May 18 2017 - Champions League

I hope that Big Sam [Allardyce] shows he's a good friend and he goes slow. He tells [Wilfried] Zaha to go slow, he leaves [Christian] Benteke at home. It's a great shame that we are not like other countries, who will bend over in fixture terms to help their teams win European competitions. We've all been moaning about the fact we're not getting anywhere near the Champions League or we're not getting anyone winning the Europa League. The players showed me they want to be in the #UEL final, they want to be an option & they gave everything they have.feedback

May 18 2017 - Champions League

I understand that from the press' point of view and your perspective that [the Europa League final] is the big headline. I understand that we are in the final and to be back in the Champions League makes a whole difference for all of you and you analyse a team's season. But I know what I gave and I know what the players gave. From our perspective we are not going to accept that one goal, one save, one post, something that is going to decide a final, is going to decide if we worked well or worked bad.feedback

May 18 2017

I think we gave everything we could give, we fought against so many difficult circumstances and I'm proud of the boys no matter what.feedback

May 18 2017

I never saw any detail of trying to care about the English teams involved in European competitions. I never saw that with Chelsea, I never saw that with Manchester United, I never saw that with Manchester City last year. I never saw. I never saw. So I think it's just a lost battle [asking to move the game]. I hope that Big Sam shows he's a good friend and they go slow. He tells [Wilfried] Zaha to go slow, he leaves [Christian] Benteke at home. I hope he goes soft on us.feedback

May 18 2017

You have to accept the way it is and I hope the fans at Old Trafford on Sunday, they support the team, they forgive some naivety, they forgive some lack of confidence.feedback

May 18 2017 - Manchester United

It is not his fault that some pundits are in real trouble with their lives and need every coin to survive, while Paul is a multimillionaire.feedback

May 17 2017 - Manchester United

[When will] David [play]? I think the first match against LA Galaxy in pre-season. I hope to play Joel Pereira against Palace and Sergio in the Europa final. David is top of the world and obviously we want to keep him. I think all of them gave me positive feelings. Sergio had a very good performance, more than very good.feedback

May 17 2017 - Manchester United

We played a good team, a team who tried to win and tried to finish well. I think we did more than ok.feedback

May 17 2017 - Manchester United

I think all of them gave me positive feelings. Sergio had a very good performance, more than very good. The team wasn't perfect but individually they gave me good things. They showed me they want to be an option for the final.feedback

May 17 2017

In the way, we play at Old Trafford, in the way we dominate opponents, in the way we play in the box, I think Chicharito would have 20 goals easy.feedback

May 17 2017 - Manchester United

If I only look at his line-ups and team formations all season, then he is playing with almost two different teams: one team for the Europa League and one for the Premier League.feedback

May 17 2017 - Manchester United

When I was told there was to be an award for the best agent in the world, I was immediately convinced that the award had to be for Jorge Mendes.feedback

May 17 2017 - Champions League

I am here already seven years and I never saw any detail of trying to care about the English teams involved in European competitions. I never saw that with Chelsea, I never saw that with Manchester United, I never saw that with Manchester City last year. It's just a lost battle.feedback

May 17 2017 - Manchester United

Pogba will come in because he is not training or playing since his dad passed away. I will put two or three of my [senior] boys rotating during the games. I need to give a little stretch to four or five of my [senior] boys and to give some stability to the kids because I do not think the kids by themselves will be in condition to play the game.feedback

May 17 2017 - Manchester United

We are sixth, Crystal Palace are safe, it doesn't matter. I think after the moment Crystal Palace beat Hull City [last Sunday] and Hull City is relegated and Swansea is safe – in that moment, our match has to be Saturday. In any country in the world, it would be Saturday. Have I asked the FA? I don't lose time. When I know the battle is lost, I don't fight the battle.feedback

May 17 2017 - Manchester United

It's frustrating for me. I hope you don't kill me when you see my team [against Palace]. I hope the fans at Old Trafford support the team, they forgive some naivety, they forgive some lack of confidence. And I hope that Big Sam [Allardyce] shows he's a good friend and he goes slow. He tells to Zaha to go slow, he leaves Benteke at home. I hope he goes soft on us.feedback

May 16 2017 - Manchester United

I don't think Paul has the conditions to play; we will let him be completely free to come back when he thinks he is ready to be back. I'm going to rotate some people. Blind will not play against Southampton but Fellaini will, because he has not played the last three matches. These are examples of trying not to accumulate [matches] but people have to play because we don't have other players. I cannot put four or five other kids all together in the fire; I cannot do that to the kids.feedback

May 16 2017 - Manchester United

[Martial] didn't play against Celta because the options were different but he is fine and he is one of the guys that it is very important for him to play 90 minutes. Smalling, Jones, Mata – it is very important for them to play 90 minutes.feedback

May 16 2017

It's a massive thing when a manager like him says that. The best thing about it is that you've earned it. He didn't just come in and say 'there you go – play every game'. He's made us all work for his trust and respect. Sometimes it's difficult and sometimes it's easier but the players are all battling and improving to work for him. It's massive for us and you can see how everyone's come on this year.feedback

May 16 2017 - Manchester United

A final is a final, we have to go to the final with everything like Ajax does because they finished the season and have no more football until the final.feedback

May 16 2017 - Manchester United

So I am going to rotate people. [Daley] Blind will not play against Southampton, [Marouane] Fellaini will because he's not played the last three [league] matches [due to suspension]. These are examples of trying not to accumulate but people have to play, we don't have other players. I cannot put four or five kids on together in the fire, I cannot do that to the kids. What I want from the players is a good attitude, positive attitude, positive approach, team spirit, an understanding that some guys have to sacrifice themselves for the sake of others.feedback

May 16 2017 - Manchester United

Blind played [against Tottenham] after 90 minutes on Thursday, of course Fellaini has to play the next because he is not playing now. [I want] team spirit, empathy and fantastic attitude that everybody has. It is not one more victory, one more point, one more defeat that will change anything.feedback

May 16 2017 - Manchester United

I don't think [he will be available]. I think that his dad's funeral has to be between Tuesday and Wednesday in France. I have to build some teams with the minimum of conditions to fight for a result. We lost against Arsenal 2-0, we fought for the result, we lost 2-1 [against Tottenham] and fought for the result. We want to fight for the result, I don't want to field a team where people think we are not fighting for the result. We are fighting for the result.feedback

May 16 2017 - Manchester United

It's time for Jones and Smalling to be brave - to [take a] risk - because for the team you have to do everything. You can't do miracles but you have to try to do everything to accelerate the process.feedback

May 16 2017 - Manchester United

It's all so difficult. I am giving one-day holiday, à la carte, if you understand what I mean. Monday Daley Blind, one day off, Monday Henrikh Mkhitaryan one day off. Ander Herrera one day off. But the guys who played 90 minutes [in Sunday's 2-1 loss at Tottenham Hotspur] I cannot give one day off if I want them to play against Southampton.feedback

May 16 2017 - Manchester United

I don't think Paul has the conditions to play. We have left him completely free to be back when he thinks he's ready. Now we need everybody. Fosu-Mensah is the only one who has a little chance to be ready for the final and even this kid is trying everything to be fit because the others are impossible. What I want from the last two league games from the players is a good attitude, a positive approach and team spirit. An understanding that some guys have to sacrifice themselves for the good of others.feedback

May 16 2017 - Manchester United

It is à la carte and trying to have the people the best they can be. So this is a period in one week when I have to give one day off and now I give a day off to Antonio Valencia. It has to be. And against Crystal Palace [the final game] two or three more and against Southampton two or three more and that's to try to arrive in the final in the best possible conditions.feedback

May 15 2017 - Manchester United

I am not upset because we had to make that decision. When people say we gamble, we didn't gamble, we didn't choose the Europa League - we had to do it. I cannot go to Man City or Arsenal and put out five kids at the same time altogether. I cannot lose 5-0 or 6-0.feedback

May 15 2017 - Manchester United

So [it is] difficult but we know what we are doing and I don't know other clubs, I don't know the way they think, I don't know what is important for them.feedback

May 15 2017 - Champions League

We, Manchester United, for us it is more important to win titles than to finish top four. So if we can win a third title [including the Community Shield], or like you like to say a second title, if we can do that it would be magnificent for us because we know that it's a big objective. We know that if we lose the final we don't play Champions League. We know that. But we fight for titles and probably other clubs finishing in the top four, probably they would like to be in our position to try and fight for the title.feedback

May 14 2017

The two goals conceded were bad.feedback

May 14 2017

When people say we gambled by going to Europa League, we did not gamble. You cannot play two big competitions with 15 players. It was compulsory. The ones that needed to play 90 mins got to play, we got no injuries. At the moment, the Premier League matches are the ones we do not want to play. I do not want to think about next season - I want to think about the final we have to play in. After 2-0 we had to bring a bit more quality to the team, we brought more balance. We put players back in the right positions. I am happy, I am fine with what we had in terms of individual performances.feedback

May 14 2017 - Manchester United

I don't want to think about it in this moment – I want to think about the final I have to play.feedback

May 14 2017 - Manchester United

I'm not upset. We had to make that decision.feedback

May 13 2017

I just think he is the best right-back you can have. There is no better right-back in football. I tried to sign Antonio a number of years ago, when I was at Madrid. Even though he was not playing right-back at the time, I thought he could be phenomenal in that position. As it was, United told me 'no chance!feedback

May 12 2017 - Manchester United

It means nothing. A final is a final and I played Ajax with Real Madrid all the six matches. It will be difficult. They are a young team, strong team and they finish their league this weekend.feedback

May 12 2017

The referee was weak and naive. Big penalty.feedback

May 12 2017 - Manchester United

If everything goes normal and there are no problems, Sergio plays the final. I don't know the incident, I don't want to see it now. Even if it was unfair, I don't think the rules will allow any chance of appeal. So I don't think he plays the final, so he has to play the remaining matches in the Premier League and give rest to some of the others.feedback

May 12 2017 - Manchester United

They are two fantastic goalkeepers. I never saw, in all my career, two goalkeepers be such friends. You always have a little bit of rivalry, especially if you are both the same kind of level. We're speaking about the Argentina national goalkeeper and Spain national goalkeeper. They support each other all the time. I never saw a bad face, I only saw them support each other. I think it's fair that Sergio plays the final and David accepts that. Especially because he played two Europa League matches, so if we win, he wins the trophy.feedback

May 12 2017

I have to give some minutes to everyone because we have only 15 players, we don't have more. So I have to play them but I have to play them mixed, in periods. I don't have another solution.feedback

May 12 2017 - Manchester United

I have to say thank you to Michael Oliver for that red card to Ander Herrera because we couldn't survive going further in the FA Cup. So let's try to prepare the team as best we can.feedback

May 12 2017 - Champions League

In the end, when the game was difficult, when they were better than us, when we were in trouble and not playing well, I think that mentality, desire, togetherness made the boys fight until the end.feedback

May 12 2017 - Champions League

It means an opportunity to win a trophy and the opportunity to be back to the Champions League. It means the opportunity to end the season in a perfect way. I said that [it was their biggest game ever] but obviously Manchester United had other semi-finals, Champions League finals. Obviously this was not the most important match in the history of the club or myself. It was just a way to approach things. For Celta, for Vigo, it was. It was very important for us that we equal that desire.feedback

May 12 2017 - Manchester United

They [Ajax] will have 12 days to prepare for the final and we will have three matches in the Premier League to play with a group of 15-16 players after a crazy season with so many matches. We have played so many matches because we progressed to two finals and the last 16 in the FA Cup.feedback

May 12 2017 - Champions League

We can win a trophy and by winning that trophy we can play Champions League next season. So that's the game. But obviously, like we did against Arsenal [last Sunday], we didn't throw the match away. We played, we tried to win. And that's what we are going to do.feedback

May 11 2017 - Manchester United

I didn't see the red card incident but Eric Bailly was phenomenal. The game was emotional for everyone. Some kept control better than others.feedback

May 11 2017 - Manchester United

It means nothing. A final is a final and I played Ajax with Real Madrid all the six matches. It will be difficult. They are a young team, strong team and they finish their league this weekend. They will have 12 days to prepare for the final and we will have three matches in the Premier League and not many players.feedback

May 11 2017 - Manchester United

Of course it's better because it's a trophy. It's the second trophy of course in Europe and it's an important trophy. It gives you the European Super Cup to play for in August so it's a big, big match for us in Stockholm. I am more than happy if we win the Europa League. It was so difficult, so hard for me this season, so if we manage to do that it will be amazing.feedback

May 11 2017 - Manchester United

I could guess from the first match because it was similar to Anderlecht [in the previous round]. When you are the best team by far in the first leg, you have to kill everything in the first leg. We don't because we never kill, we never score goals related to the chances we have. And then we got an open game at home with all the pressure on our side with them completely free of pressure and responsibility and they gave us a very hard match. So we had to suffer until the end and everything was open until the last second.feedback

May 11 2017 - Manchester United

I didn't see the incident but he [Bailly] was phenomenal. The game was emotional until the end for everyone. Some kept their control in a better way than others. And I think it was the wrong card. The wrong card is not new in this kind of situation and probably Eric was a bit naive. I don't know [the details of] the incident but we have lost a very important player for the final and we don't have many.feedback

May 10 2017 - Manchester United

It's the most important match in Man Utd's history.feedback

May 10 2017 - Manchester United

For Celta, it's - in their words - the most important match of their history. My feelings, it's also the most important match of our history. It doesn't matter what happened before, how big the matches we played before. I don't believe Celta dreams more than us, want to win more than us. I really don't believe. In this aspect, I don't think there will be a difference between both teams.feedback

May 10 2017

I am not speaking about myself. I am thinking about the club and the players.feedback

May 10 2017

I see a difference between games. I don't think the Old Trafford atmosphere is consistent. Against Chelsea, they wanted to play from the first minute to the last. Against Anderlecht, it was not warm enough. Trophies are very important for the club, and it is very important to be in a European final. It is important for the club to fight for the only trophy that the club has never won before. For this group of players, which is a new group for European success.feedback

May 10 2017

It is very important for the club and players. Tomorrow we will fight hard. It has been a long journey - match number 14 in the Europa League - and we want to win.feedback

May 10 2017 - Champions League

We need to take the next step. If we win, if we are strong enough to win tomorrow, and then to go to the final and win, and to qualify for the Champions League, then it is the competition we want to be in. But at this moment, we should focus on where we are. Nobody has more motivation than I have to try to win the semi-final.feedback

May 10 2017 - Champions League

If we don't qualify for the Champions League, it is because we are not good enough to play in the Champions League. I try to look at it in a pragmatic way. For the prestige of the club and for the finance, Champions League is Champions League. For myself and the players, Champions League is Champions League. If you are not there, it is because you are not good enough to be there. If we do not go to the final, if we play in the Europa League again next season, it is because we are not good enough.feedback

May 09 2017

My conscience tells me that if, for example, [Lewis] Baker, [Izzy] Brown, and [Dominic] Solanke are not national team players in a few years, I should blame myself.feedback

May 09 2017 - Champions League

The most important thing is to be in the Champions League next season; I have no doubt for this club it is very important to be in the Champions League. We have two titles – the Community Shield and League Cup – and we can have a very good season if we fight for the Europa League. But we have to be very respectful because Celta are very difficult opponents overall.feedback

May 09 2017

They are a very good team, very dangerous when they play away and we will need our fans at home. I tell them we really need them to create a good atmosphere, a difficult atmosphere for the opponents, who can push us to be in the final. It's not going to be easy.feedback

May 09 2017 - Manchester United

There's no pressure. We tried. We tried with everything. We try first to get to the final, then if we do it, we try to win the final. The pressure is normal. It's impossible for the players to play on Thursday, on Sunday, on Thursday, on Sunday like they've been doing all season. I want to give the players the conditions to compete on Thursday with a team that is resting all of their players in the Spanish league. They rest eleven, I rest eight. We're going with everything on Thursday.feedback

May 08 2017 - Champions League

I don't think we have any chance of finishing top four in the Premier League. We have to chase Champions League by trying to win the Europa League.feedback

May 08 2017

I think he did an amazing job and I think Alexis Sanchez knows his name because the kid played very well.feedback

May 08 2017 - Manchester United

I think Arsene Wenger is not a small manager, he's a big manager. So to have that record of winning so many matches, to not lose so many matches, it's something that's not normal. Normal is win, lose, draw. I really don't care about it [the record against Wenger].feedback

May 07 2017 - Manchester United

Yeah, all on the Europa League. Like we did today, we tried to play for a result. You can tell me we didn't play with the best players, or the first choice at the moment, but you can't say we didn't try to win the game. And that's what we're going to try and do in the next three Premier League matches.feedback

May 07 2017 - Manchester United

It's the first time I've seen them smile, I've seen them enjoy. They deserve it because they're an amazing club and amazing fans also deserve some joy.feedback

May 07 2017 - Manchester United

They score, they win, and finally I leave this stadium with Arsenal fans happy.feedback

May 07 2017 - Manchester United

Sir Alex was the same at United and he was able to leave when he knew it was time to leave. I hope that it is the same with Wenger. Why not? I don't care what people think about me. I think this has been a good season and it can still be a very good season. In terms of my work, I think this has been about rebuilding a team and rebuilding a club. For me, it has been a positive process.feedback

May 07 2017 - Manchester United

What people on the outside say is what they will say - and it doesn't matter. It's not important to me because I know the work that we have done this season.feedback

May 07 2017 - Manchester United

I feel sympathy for all the other managers because we live through the same pain. Everyone. Football now means if you don't get success then you are gone -- so yes, I feel bad for other managers. When you are at one club for 20 years it is impossible to have success every single year. Even Sir Alex will tell you that. The truth is that I hope Wenger keeps his job at Arsenal. I really do. I hope that the club trusts him to make things better. I think that Arsene is probably the last example of a manager who brings stability to a club over such a long time.feedback

May 07 2017 - Manchester United

We didn't deserve to lose. The game was under control. They had a couple of chances in the first half but so did we and ours were the big chances. Arsenal scored and afterwards they brought the block low and defended well and coped with our attacking football.feedback

May 07 2017 - Manchester United

Arsenal's fans are happy and I'm happy for them. It's the first time I leave and they're happy. I leave Highbury, they were crying. I leave the Emirates and they were crying – walking the streets with heads low. Today they leave with their scarves [waving in the air]. It's a big club. You think I enjoy a big club like Arsenal not winning trophies? I don't enjoy it. But today I tried to win.feedback

May 07 2017 - Manchester United

The top four? Impossible. For two reasons. I don't think the other clubs [in the race], who are playing one match a week, are going to lose. And, because we go with everything on Thursday [against Celta Vigo], we cannot go with everything at Tottenham.feedback

May 07 2017 - Champions League

Go with everything at Tottenham and it's difficult. Without everything, it's more difficult. Then we play Southampton and Palace. I don't think we have any chance of the top four. We have to chase the Champions League by trying to win the Europa League.feedback

May 06 2017

Do I think Anthony is player with great potential? Yes. Do I think he can play successfully for me? Yes. But he needs to give me things that I like.feedback

May 06 2017 - Manchester United

We're not good enough or strong enough because we're not winning, and we're not good enough or strong enough to score the goals we should. We're giving the opponents and their goalkeeper the chance to be man of the match so many times. But I still think in spite of bad results – because for us a draw is a bad result – we're strong at home.feedback

May 06 2017 - Manchester United

He doesn't need to [say that] because there are no problems. He doesn't need to make peace. When there is peace, we don't have to have problems.feedback

May 05 2017 - Manchester United

I don't like to say this competition is for one goalkeeper and the other is for another one. Sergio has played one match in the Premier League, David has played two in the Europa League, Sergio has also played in the League Cup while David played the other matches and the final. I don't like that complete separation. David plays on Sunday. We have two fantastic goalkeepers. We have a third goalkeeper [Joel Pereira] that I think will be the best Portuguese goalkeeper of the next generation. We have great goalkeepers and the one in goal I trust completely.feedback

May 05 2017 - Manchester United

We are going to try, we are not going to Arsenal to say 'beat us five or six nil'. We are going there to fight for a result. But it's impossible, I can't do it another way, I cannot play with the same team that played here and then repeat again next Thursday [in the second leg against Celta]. We have to be human with the players, we have to be sensible and [have] common sense in relation to our situation in the Premier League and the last match against Swansea we lost our last chance to fight for the top four so I am going to rest players, yes.feedback

May 05 2017 - Manchester United

When there is peace, I don't have a problem. I am a big boy, I am in football all my life, and I know that a problem on the pitch is not a problem anymore the next day. So for me, no problem at all, and I think he will be very pleased that I am going to change my team to play against Arsenal, so I think he will be very happy with me.feedback

May 05 2017 - Manchester United

I don't like to say this competition is for one goalkeeper, that competition is for another one. Sergio played one match in the Premier League, David played two matches in the Europa League against Fenerbahce and against Feyenoord. Sergio played also one match in the League Cup, David played the other matches and played the final. I don't like that complete separation.feedback

May 05 2017 - Manchester United

But on Sunday, David plays. We have two fantastic goalkeepers, we have a third goalkeeper [Joel Pereira] that I think will be the best Portuguese goalkeeper of the next generation. We have great goalkeepers, and anyone in goal I trust completely.feedback

May 05 2017

He doesn't need to (make peace). So for me not a problem at all and I think he will be really pleased with me that I am going to change my team against Arsenal, so I think he'll be really happy with me! We are going to try (to beat Arsenal). We are not going to Arsenal to say, Beat us, or beat us five or six nil. We are going there to fight for a result. But it's impossible... like, I cannot do it in another way. So, we have to be human with the players, we have to be sensible and (show) common sense in relation to our situation in the Premier League.feedback

May 05 2017

If Celta was playing with their best team, if Celta was fighting for important things in La Liga, we would go in the same circumstances. But I cannot now play with the same team (against Arsenal) that played here (against Celta), and then repeat again on the next Thursday.feedback

May 05 2017

I think the last match against Swansea was last our last chance to fight for top four, so I am going to rest players, (for) sure. I don't like to say this competition is for that goalkeeper, this competition for another one.feedback

May 05 2017 - Manchester United

10 minutes is enough! The potential is there, you see it immediately.feedback

May 05 2017 - Manchester United

The players that will play in accumulation and the players that are with a lot of minutes – because we played nine matches in April and this one, so 10 matches in four and half weeks – the players that are in accumulation will not play next weekend. He had a fantastic shot in the first half with that beautiful save and then the free-kick is work. He works every day, he loves to work.feedback

May 05 2017 - Manchester United

He worked really hard and he was creating problems.feedback

May 05 2017 - Manchester United

Sometimes the training session will finish for the group and he keeps doing individual work with my assistant so the free-kick is really well taken. I think the goalkeeper has no chance because it was a really fast goal.feedback

May 05 2017 - Manchester United

He doesn't need to say he is ready to make peace. He doesn't need to because there are no problems. In the last match at Old Trafford [a 1-1 draw in November], we shook hands before, after – I remember that I still met him in the corridor for the press conferences, we shook hands again. So for me not a problem at all and I think he will be really pleased with me that I am going to change my team against Arsenal. I think he'll be really happy with me.feedback

May 04 2017 - Manchester United

Marcus Rashford is a 19-year-old kid who is in love with football. He is a kid who stays after training for half an hour more to practice taking free-kicks and waits for the opportunity. It is his mentality. He works and works and works. He is very mature so let's forget the age because what matters is not the age, but the quality. He worked really hard and caused them problems. He had a fantastic shot in the first half with that beautiful save and then the free-kick is work – he works every day and loves to work.feedback

May 04 2017 - Manchester United

Martial was fresh and he had to give us the last 10 or 15 minutes where we thought we could still score because of plenty of space to play.feedback

May 04 2017 - Manchester United

Sometimes a training session finishes for the group and he keeps doing his individual work with my assistants. The free-kick is really well taken and I think the goalkeeper has no chance because the ball is really fast. He started the game with a little problem and with all the running and continuity he was feeling it.feedback

May 04 2017 - Manchester United

We tried to win the match. We missed chances but the team played well, they were compact against a team who are difficult to play against.feedback

May 04 2017 - Manchester United

He's a 19-year-old kid but he's a 19-year-old kid in love with football. A kid that finishes a training session and stays half an hour more every day to take free-kicks and to wait for the opportunity. His mentality – he works, he works, he works. He's very mature and let's forget the age because what matters is not age [but] the quality. No, it's not affected [it]. The players that are with lots of minutes, because we played nine matches in April and then this one, so 10 matches in 4½ weeks, the players in accumulation, they are not going to play next weekend.feedback

May 04 2017 - Manchester United

He trains a lot. He trains, and practicses, he enjoys the extra work. Zlatan is not here. That position is not Paul Pogba's favourite position, so he [Rashford] took it. It's a great fee-kick because the ball moves really, really fast, the goalkeeper makes a little movement, and I think with the speed of the ball it's impossible to save.feedback

May 04 2017 - Manchester United

Marcus worked really hard and caused them problems. He had a fantastic shot in the first half, and then that beautiful save. Then the free-kick is work. He works every day, he loves to work. Sometimes the training is finished with the group, and he keeps individual work with my assistant. The free-kick is really well taken, and I think the goalkeeper has no chance with it.feedback

May 04 2017 - Manchester United

Marcus started the game with a little problem and obviously with the running he was feeling it. [Anthony] Martial was fresh and he had to give us the last 10 minutes.feedback

May 04 2017 - Manchester United

Let's hope Old Trafford want us to win because when Old Trafford wants it, we win.feedback

May 04 2017 - Manchester United

We focus on our performance, I don't know what Manchester United will do. We know anyway they have a massive squad with quality players. Only a top-level performance will get us the win we want. The only advantage we can give ourselves is to focus on ourselves and not speculate on any weakness of Manchester United. Normally a hectic schedule is what you want. If you have no big injuries we are all equipped in the Premier League to deal with that.feedback

May 04 2017

We know we play our lives on Thursday in Vigo, because we have to consider that the most important match of the season as we have reached a European semi-final.feedback

May 04 2017 - Manchester United

In the first half, Sergio [Romero] had a couple of very important saves and the way we started the game and controlled the game in the first half, I think we deserve a better result. But the opposition was difficult, the match was difficult, the stadium was difficult, so I cannot be happier with the players and their work.feedback

May 04 2017 - Manchester United

I'm very pleased with the performance but not pleased with the result. At half-time it should be already, I don't want to say three, but two, and the result is open and I think we did enough to have the result closed. So next week a big match at Old Trafford. We played well enough to have the result closed but we have to go and play at Old Trafford. 1-0 is really a short result. It could have been better, and seeing Celta's trajectory in the Europa League, they definitely deserve respect for the away match.feedback

May 04 2017 - Manchester United

We've struggled in the Premier League, it's been complicated, but we are here to win. It's the same for both of us. When somebody arrives in the semi-final they want to be in the final. The Europa League is a long competition. To be in the final the team has to play the group stages, three knockout phases, has to travel a lot so when you arrive in the semi‑final you want to be in the final. Celta wants [to] and we want [to].feedback

May 04 2017 - Manchester United

In relation to the Europa League it's very important Jones and Smalling come on time. We have two matches in one week against Celta, important to have everyone back. In relation to again being available for the Premier League it's too late because in the past month we played nine matches, seven of them in the Premier League and we had too many problems, too many players [injured]. The perspective is different because the Europa League becomes even more important and it's good to have three players back that give us more options.feedback

May 03 2017 - Champions League

It is the only competition that Manchester United never won and it would be great to close that circle and say we are a club that won every single competition in the football world. I think it would be a good achievement given the problems we have had and allow us to be back in the Champions League next season so we are going to try and the Europa League becomes, for us, now more important. Of course it depends on the result [against Celta Vigo], how we analyse the game, but if we have to rest players next weekend [against Arsenal] then we are going to do that.feedback

May 03 2017

If players played the hypothetical final they would not be selected to play on the Sunday before [against Palace]. In relation to the Europa League it's very important they [Smalling and Jones] come [back] on time. But in relation to Premier League I think it's too late because in the past month we played nine matches and we had too many problems and because of that players who had to play 750 or 800 minutes of football and we paid the price.feedback

May 03 2017 - Champions League

I know that it's the only competition that Manchester United as a club never won and it'd be great to close the circle and say we are a club that won every single competition in the football world. Thinking about us as a team I think it would be a good achievement with as many problems as we've had and would allow us to be back to the Champions League next season. The Europa League becomes for us now more important and of course it depends on the result, the way we analyse the situation tomorrow [Thursday] after the match, but if we have to rest players next weekend, we are going to do that.feedback

May 02 2017 - Manchester United

It's about the philosophy and mentality around them. Cautious. Cautious. Cautious. Just a cautious approach. It's a profile. It's the philosophy of work. Just that.feedback

May 02 2017 - Manchester United

If we beat Celta, we have the final and, in this moment, it is obviously hypothetical. The Europa League final is on the Wednesday and we play against Crystal Palace on the Sunday. Before that, we play Southampton away a few days before, so we would be playing the final with disastrous consequences. So, again, maybe this result is also a blessing because maybe I can bring Nicky Butt and his team to play against Crystal Palace and hopefully they [Palace] don't need the game to stay in the division because it would be very, very bad if they needed the points and we played with the Under-23s.feedback

May 01 2017 - Manchester United

I don't have a view because I didn't watch. And I have Marcus' opinion and he said that the goalkeeper touched him.feedback

Apr 30 2017 - Manchester United

We will give everything on Thursday. That is sure. Whether we go to the final or not doesn't matter, I am really happy with the guys.feedback

Apr 30 2017 - Manchester United

We lost players and we lost points, so yes, it was a bad day. It's not that we look tired and exhausted, we are.feedback

Apr 30 2017

In this moment it's the only option we have: Axel, Eric and Daley. I have to speak with them and see how they are and how they feel. I'm also training hard in the gym so I can be an opton also.feedback

Apr 29 2017

I need to keep getting goals and assists. I will decide what to do next. For now, my performances are all that is on my mind. But I will learn from the past.feedback

Apr 29 2017

Last night didn't change a lot. It's all about us. We don't have 100 per cent influence but it makes sense to focus on your own games and win as much as you can.feedback

Apr 29 2017 - Manchester United

We arrive into an extreme situation where it must be unique in football that two cruciate ligaments happen in the same match. In my career I had one in 17 years, one cruciate in 17 years. And now against Anderlecht I have two in one match.feedback

Apr 29 2017 - Manchester United

I cannot have a player in my squad who knows it is very difficult for him to play. When I have 30 players and three right-backs, the third right-back knows from the beginning that, for him to play, the first one has to be injured and the second to be suspended.feedback

Apr 29 2017 - Manchester United

To have lots of players without playing is also something that the players they don't want. We didn't tell Morgan we want to sell him, Morgan asked 'Please sell me, I want to go, I want to play every game' so sometimes there is this dilemma of keeping a bigger squad but the players don't want to stay. Even sometimes young players when they are not playing they ask to leave, so it is very hard. When you have a big box of oranges and one of the oranges is sick, one month later you have 10 oranges to send to the garbage. So I want everyone to have a strong motivation.feedback

Apr 28 2017

It is a big change because in the past United were always able to dominate. They were always able to control and win games, and seeing the fans celebrating like that it shows that City have come close.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - Manchester United

We arrive into an extreme situation where I think it must be unique in football – two cruciate ligaments in the same match. In my career I had one [of my players suffer this injury] in 17 years and now against Anderlecht I have two in one match. We are very unlucky, that is the only thing I can say. Then the other injuries – the Pogba one, Antonio Valencia last week – are the injuries of fatigue, from an accumulation of matches. That is normal. Smalling and Jones were in the English national team, training.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - World Happiness report

The group was a nice group, honestly. Good people, good boys – committed people. I think Mr Van Gaal left here a good group of boys with very good relations. I think they miss happiness, they miss trust, they miss belief. They miss this extra bit that brings you resilience, brings you fight. When we meet again on July 9 for next season it will be a stronger group. The new players, when they arrive, will find a group more ready to go for big things. But the reality is that we are fighting to win the Europa League and we are fighting to finish fourth. So, let's go.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - Manchester United

Maybe it is an opportunity to make the team mentally stronger. Maybe it is a blessing. So, let's see if they can come back.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - Manchester United

[Paul will be back] for Celta. The only thing we can say is we are very unlucky and the small injuries, the Pogba one, Antonio Valencia last week, are the injuries of fatigue; the accumulation of matches which is normal.feedback

Apr 28 2017

If you were tired any time in your life, I was tired many times, I know what the body needs. It needs anything. The player asked for a banana. But it's not to laugh at all. It's to respect the players. Some of the boys they felt the dimension of the game and everything around it … the derby, the game, the focus of attention. Some of the guys, they felt it. It is nothing to do with experience and age. The kid [Marcus Rashford, who came on at half-time] looks like he is playing for the Under-18s against Salford City. Every individual reacts to demands of the occasion in different ways.feedback

Apr 28 2017

I think 18 matches unbeaten is amazing. We didn't lose. It was 1-1. I only saw two goals. I saw Paul Pogba's goal and their (second) goal (by Oumar Niasse) was a fantastic goal, a great action. It was a great cross, and the guy coming in at the far post. 1-1.feedback

Apr 28 2017

If I see him here I will shake it. I didn't because I thought my players deserved my action immediately and I our supporters also deserved our thanks to them, so it was that. I can promise you that if I see him out there I will shake his hand. I have nothing to speak with him at all, but to shake his hand, for sure I will do that.feedback

Apr 28 2017

You think the game was equal? I can smile win, lose or draw. I am sorry to say, it is a silly question. When the team crosses the line once in 90 minutes and when the team is in the opposition half trying and trying and trying, you ask if we were equal? David de Gea was sleeping and he did the funny thing at the end, I was laughing with that. Don't ask me questions that I cannot answer. You know clearly that I am different. I am different. The rules for me are different. I am different in everything.feedback

Apr 28 2017

I watch my team play in a hotel, I was forbidden to go to the stadium, my assistant had a six-match stadium ban and he didn't touch anyone. Yesterday one fourth official told a manager [Jurgen Klopp]: 'I enjoy very much your passion'. So do what you want to do. Today I was told, Sit down or I have to send you to the stands' so everything is different for me. So don't ask me questions that put me in a difficult situation.feedback

Apr 28 2017

He [Shaw] has lots of potential but the football brain and the professional brain has to be with the talent. He has to change his football brain.feedback

Apr 28 2017

I think the referee did fantastic work. I won't say more than this. With the VAR (video assistant referee), we win this game 2-1 because it's not an offside. But it's a difficult one for the linesman. I'm not critical of the linesman. I just say when the VAR comes, it will help everyone, especially the linesmen and referees. So, I am not so sure. I think if Sergio doesn't go to the floor, for sure it is not a red card. I didn't watch but probably I can guess it's a bit of a red card and that it's a bit of a very experienced, smart Argentinian player.feedback

Apr 28 2017

I didn't change [the team] after 20 minutes because I don't want to destroy the players. I didn't want to make three changes at half-time but if there were a free number of changes and changes during the first half were normal … I would have done it after 20 minutes.feedback

Apr 28 2017

Marouane says it was a red card because he is Marouane, Martin Atkinson told me in his opinion it was a red card but I saw Aguero in the tunnel - no broken nose, no broken head, his face is as nice as always.feedback

Apr 28 2017

Today for 90 minutes [Antonio] Valencia was consistent, Ashley Young was consistent, Marcos Rojo was consistent, Eric Bailly was consistent, [Marouane] Fellaini was consistent, [Michael] Carrick was consistent. And the other ones were not consistent, the other ones were a flash of talent, a glimpse of talent, almost a goal and we need to keep opponents and this is deja vu all season. I didn't see it. If you don't know, you shouldn't be with a microphone in your hand.feedback

Apr 28 2017

You know me. I spoke to Conte, not to you. I'm not the kind of guy to come here and share with you things I don't want to share. What is between me and Antonio is for us ... or up to him to talk if he wants to. That is his problem. I have no comment.feedback

Apr 28 2017

For the second goal, Amrabat receives the ball and our left-back [Shaw] is 25 metres from him instead of five metres. But even at 25 metres, you have to jump and go and press, but no, we wait. This is a tactical but also a mental attitude. It's something that doesn't become perfect in a couple of weeks. He was doing things in the second half when he was reacting to my voice. If he was on the other side for sure he would not do it. Because he was in front of me and I was making every decision for him. We need the kids to grow up.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - Manchester United

I think Man City are going to finish top four, I think the matches they have to play, I see them doing that. I think it's between us, Arsenal and Liverpool and we are going to try. But the reality is we have a European semi-final [in the Europa League against Celta Vigo] to play. We have lots of problems with players and we go with what is possible but we are going to fight until it's mathematically not possible.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - Manchester United

Looks like it could be a few games but we will have to see tomorrow when I speak with the doctor.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - Manchester United

We have played half of a Premier League more than Liverpool almost – 18 matches are many miles in the players legs so if you can say. That is an unfair fight but we are going for that.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - Manchester United

If Sergio doesn't go to the floor for sure it's not a red card but if Marouane gave him chance to do that … . I don't know because I didn't watch. I have just three details. Marouane says it's a red card because it's Marouane. He is very disappointed. He feels it is a red card because he is Marouane Fellaini.feedback

Apr 27 2017

I didn't have any midfielders on the bench. The team is in trouble, the team has a lot of problems and to play a derby like we did shows resilience and character from the players.feedback

Apr 27 2017

We showed exactly that against a good strong team that wants to win at home, playing with 10 men.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Manchester United

Maybe they look at us with different eyes but I think they are not stupid, they are not naive, and they know that we are going to give them a fight.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Manchester United

It's a profile, it's the philosophy of work. Just that.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Manchester United

Of course they have. I hope this season. It's not just about them. It's about the philosophy and mentality around them. Cautious. Cautious. Cautious. Just a cautious approach. Professional football at a high level? Yeah. I think the fact that we are fighting for important things still is a good motivation to keep people together, to make people make an extra effort. Wednesday's training session started at 3pm: I was here at 10:30am and when I arrived some players were already here, taking care of little details and taking care of their recovery. That is motivation.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Manchester United

I think maybe opponents they look at us with different eyes because we don't have Zlatan and Paul and Marcos and Mata and Jones and Smalling.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Champions League

It means nothing. If we finish fifth and they finish sixth and we are above them it means nothing. If they finish third and we finish fourth they are above us, but it means a lot. This is not about Pep (Guardiola), this is not about City, it is about fighting for objectives. We want to play Champions League football and we still have two doors open.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - Manchester United

We think he is in fabulous hands and [he needs to] recover from the injury and prepare himself mentally for the next step. I think the next step will always be something that he really wants, which is something I was saying before the injury in the period of doubt about his future; I have always said that. He is much more important than myself and what I want – it is what he wants. I always want the players to be happy and to choose their future, and this is what I think is going to happen.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - Manchester United

Now, before such an important surgery, I think it is a waste of time to speak about what is next.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - Manchester United

The future is a big surgery and a long period of recovering. But the future is also in the hands of a very strong guy, mentally very strong, who wrote immediately on social media that he will stop [playing] when he wants, not when people think. It looks for me that he is not going to give up and he is going to fight. I am really pleased with that because this is the Zlatan I know. He fought all his life and that is what I told him – 'you have fought all your life since you were born.' I do not see a reason not to fight.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - Champions League

And the reality is even in the first season of better years we won already [the Community Shield and EFL Cup], and if we manage to win the Europa League and in August to play the European Super Cup against the Champions League winner, it will be magnificent.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - Manchester United

I don't know, I'm not interested in it, I don't care about it, I just want the difficult surgery to go [well]. We think he's in fabulous hands, then (he has to) recover from the injury, prepare himself for the next step and I think the next step will always be something he wants.feedback

Apr 25 2017

They play now one game a week until the end of the season while we have the [Europa League] semi-finals which are very important for us. Obviously to play one match per week brings teams and players to other levels, so it's more difficult for us but we are going to try. I always feel that the season is very important for me, the players and the club. I would say this can be the first season of the next five or six or seven. It can be the first season of better years.feedback

Apr 25 2017

I would say it's similar to the Real Madrid one because they were two giants in two difficult periods. You go to the giant club, you feel the dimension, you feel the pressure and expectation. But you also feel the club is not ready, not ready for this kind of expectation and you have to work more.feedback

Apr 25 2017

I see that now is the correct approach and the previous one wasn't. This is about the clubs, this is about the teams, this is about the positions at the end of the season. This is not about myself and Guardiola, so I think now is the correct approach.feedback

Apr 25 2017 - Manchester United

He is in America and that's the only thing that matters now. He is in America to have the surgery and start the recovery process. Marcus [Rashford], even when not performing especially well, he was giving absolutely everything. I could never demand more from him. I could just support and say, Better days will arrive. Always super happy with the approach of such a young and talented kid.feedback

Apr 25 2017 - Manchester United

Some other guys don't give everything they have so that's the point. They have to and when they do it, I'm happy with them, it doesn't matter how they perform.feedback

Apr 25 2017 - Manchester United

It is not a psychological approach. It is common sense. When you give everything you have, I cannot demand more from you.feedback

Apr 25 2017 - Champions League

It doesn't matter what happens in terms of titles we win or don't win. I always feel that the season is very important for me, the players and the club. And the reality is even in the first season of better years we won already and we have already the chance to do good things until the end of the season. If we manage to win the Europa League and in August to play the European Super Cup against the Champions League winner, it will be magnificent.feedback

Apr 24 2017

You can see that and we have to realise that as well, that you have to be ready when you're needed. That's why we can still fight for what we want.feedback

Apr 24 2017

Yes, we have a big squad. Everybody is ready and we need everyone.feedback

Apr 24 2017

If Martial wants to become a very special player - [and] he can do that - then he has to go in a certain direction and he showed this attitude and appetite. We are happy because we have a new player until the end of the season.feedback

Apr 24 2017 - Manchester United

If we beat Celta Vigo in the semi-final, we go to the final.feedback

Apr 24 2017 - Manchester United

My feeling, what I like to share, is that this club is made to win trophies.feedback

Apr 24 2017 - Champions League

He needs to give me things that I like. He has to understand what we need from him, but it's not just for us but it's also for him. If he wants to become a very special player – [and] he can do that – then he has to go in a certain direction and he showed this attitude and appetite. We are happy because we have a new player until the end of the season. Yes, it is important for us to play in the Champions League, but this club wants trophies. We cannot give the club the Premier League trophy, but we have a 25 per cent chance to win the Europa League.feedback

Apr 24 2017

I think Arsenal played well and maybe they deserved the win, but at the end of the day we are very sad because after we see the big mistake of the referee. All the time – something needs to stop.feedback

Apr 23 2017 - Manchester United

Dead he is for sure, if he's injured or if it's just the super accumulation of fatigue in the muscles, I don't know.feedback

Apr 23 2017 - Manchester United

But we don't cry because we lose qualities on the pitch, we just cry because they are important injuries, with two important surgeries and two important periods of recovery. And we feel for our friends.feedback

Apr 23 2017 - Manchester United

I don't know. But as I was saying, if he cannot play Thursday he cannot play Thursday, we play another one and we don't cry, like we didn't today. We cry because we have two important injuries to two amazing guys.feedback

Apr 23 2017 - Manchester United

Bailly was incredible [against Burnley]. If I was Smalling or Jones, I would play Thursday. I wouldn't accept one guy to play nine matches in a row because I am injured.feedback

Apr 23 2017 - Champions League

If we beat Celta Vigo, we go to the final and, yes, it is important to us to play Champions League, but this club wants trophies. We cannot give the club the Premier League. We have a 25 per cent chance to win the Europa League. I will rotate players again to give some players a chance again. In terms of expectation, it is better to go into a derby with one point difference rather than four.feedback

Apr 23 2017 - Manchester United

If they have a crazy mentality like I have, they will play. If they are safe thinking and they are surrounded by people with the mentality they have, they will need more time, they will be more cautious. If it was me, I'd step up to play.feedback

Apr 23 2017 - Manchester United

Everyone is very sad. We were thinking about them. They have to be strong. Unfortunately they won't be the first or last players to get an important injury. Surgery is waiting for them but I don't want to say too much as it's their privacy. I'm very happy. It's not easy to win here and it's even harder to be in control and we were in control for 90 minutes. We understood the way they play and we played against their strengths. I think it was a great result that we deserved.feedback

Apr 23 2017 - Manchester United

Paul Pogba and Eric Bailly get a mention after two hours of football at against Anderlecht.feedback

Apr 23 2017 - Manchester United

We wanted Anthony Martial to get behind as he's faster - and he did well. But I can't choose an individual performance as they all did well.feedback

Apr 23 2017

If it was me, I think it should be tomorrow. They cannot make miracles, even with a crazy mentality they cannot play Sunday [against Burnley], there are no miracles. But with a special spirit you can come back sooner than the expected – so rather than mid-May they can come back the beginning of May.feedback

Apr 23 2017 - Manchester United

I want to wait but my feeling is not good for both [Ibrahimovic and Rojo]. I want to wait and be optimistic but I'm not. [Defensively] we have Daley Blind, he has experience in the position and I think it's time for Jones and Smalling to be brave, to risk, because for the team they have to do everything. You cannot do miracles. Miracles I don't expect but you have to try to do everything to accelerate the process.feedback

Apr 21 2017

Eric Bailly has played six matches in a row - 540 minutes in a row. We lost Rojo, we don't have Jones, we don't have Smalling.feedback

Apr 21 2017 - Manchester United

He's not in the best of his condition. He's not at the level of sharpness you need to play a high level of football.feedback

Apr 21 2017 - Manchester United

[Ander] Herrera plays, he didn't play today. I was thinking about him and [Marouane Fellaini] as changes but because of the injury to Marcos Rojo I couldn't do it.feedback

Apr 21 2017 - Manchester United

When a player reaches a certain level, it doesn't make a lot of sense to drop levels and play in the under-23s. Let's say in a derby against Manchester City, [United coach] Nicky Butt doesn't pick him to play that game. So when you reach a certain level - and he has reached that level - then I don't think it makes sense. But the power is in their hands. Herrera is fresh to play and Ashley Young is fresh to play. Who else? Nobody else is fresh to play.feedback

Apr 21 2017 - Manchester United

But he has the experience and he has the character.feedback

Apr 21 2017

Some players don't know what makes me trust a player, but Marcus I trust.feedback

Apr 21 2017 - Manchester United

[Reaching the UEFA Europa League final would be] the perfect end to the season. A difficult season, lots of matches, trying to build a team, trying to recover a certain mentality, trying to finish the season playing a European final. It will be the perfect finale for Manchester United.feedback

Apr 20 2017 - Manchester United

It doesn't matter if he doesn't score - he is fantastic in his effort and attitude.feedback

Apr 20 2017 - Manchester United

I don't think they are easy injuries but I prefer to wait until all the tests are done and then speak. I can't do that because I am a manager not a doctor. But the news is fairly negative I think. You speak about his qualities and they are fantastic. But mentally he is excellent. He hadn't scored since September, some players don't understand what I want but Marcus I trust.feedback

Apr 20 2017 - Manchester United

I always trust the players with special mentality. Always trust them. Luke Shaw did something new today, it means a lot for me. After 90 minutes, before I know that I have to change Zlatan, he had cramp, I had Ashley Young ready to come on, and he told me I'm going to play for 30 minutes with cramps, no problem. He said if you need to make a change in another position I am ready for it. These kind of things make me trust the players. There are technical aspects, but the mentality is the reason why I kept Marcus on the team all the time, because of that.feedback

Apr 20 2017 - Manchester United

It was a difficult game, a difficult opponent, I am tired, I imagine the players are more tired than me. But we are in the draw [on Friday] and we still have the dream to win the competition.feedback

Apr 20 2017 - Manchester United

It will be the perfect end to the season. A difficult season, lots of matches, trying to build a team, trying to recover a certain mentality, trying to finish the season playing a European final. It will be the perfect finale for Manchester United. For Zlatan it would be fantastic to play the final in Stockholm, in his country. It would be beautiful.feedback

Apr 20 2017 - Manchester United

I don't think about it, I think about Manchester United. I think it'd be the perfect finale for us.feedback

Apr 20 2017 - Manchester United

[The second leg could have been] a nice game, and a chance to play Axel Tuanzebe and some of the other young ones without any pressure. The game was easy to cure and we did not.feedback

Apr 20 2017 - Manchester United

The team had the game in their hands and did not kill the game. We could be speaking now about a friendly game tomorrow had we won 3-0 in Anderlecht.feedback

Apr 20 2017

We have been together for almost 10 months. The same way I know the players so much better now, the players should know me also much better now.feedback

Apr 20 2017 - Manchester United

If we have the same kind of attitude [as against Chelsea], pressing high, being strong, being intense, recover the ball as fast as possible, it is easy for the attacking players to have more in the ball. In the end it is a collective instinct.feedback

Apr 20 2017 - Manchester United

Luke Shaw today did something new for me, that means a lot to me. After 90 minutes before I knew that I would have to change Zlatan I had Ashley Young ready to come on. But Luke told me, I will play 30 minutes with cramps. These sort of things make me trust the players.feedback

Apr 20 2017 - Manchester United

He cannot play every game and you want to take him [to the European Under-21 Championships in the summer] but I always trust the players with a special mentality. That's the reason I kept Marcus on the team all the time, he went months without scoring a goal but my trust is always based on the mentality and despite him being a kid others can look at him but we have great examples of fighters.feedback

Apr 19 2017 - Manchester United

In a big club like Manchester United, when you start in the Europa League you don't have that motivation high. That is September, that is October, that is the group phase. When you get into this level, I think the motivation has to be very high.feedback

Apr 19 2017 - Manchester United

At a big club like Manchester United when you start the Europa League you probably don't have motivation that high, but at this stage it must be high. Romero is not my goalkeeper for the Europa League. He is my goalkeeper for tomorrow. He is the priority for the Europa League, but we have situations for David De Gea to play. If we don't concede a goal we are through, and that is good to know. Our record at home in the Premier League is not good but in the Europa League it's perfect.feedback

Apr 17 2017 - Manchester United

For sure, MLS' level is different to the European teams like Bayern Munich and Manchester United that he's played for. But it's good for him to help the other players to improve, I think he can help them. And he also has to learn new things in another type of 'soccer'. It's good for him.feedback

Apr 17 2017

My brother, he likes to play football so much and he's not that guy who can sit in the stands and earns his money. He wants to play football and he wants to have fun. When you see him now, he likes to play. When you see him play the last matches with Man Utd, you can see he enjoys every minute.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Manchester United

Rashford played fantastically well. He also had a very good game at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup. He had exactly the same chance to score then even when we were playing with 10 men in the second half because he is faster than their defenders and can get in behind them. This time he scored. It was early in the match and it gave the team more confidence and stability. It was very important. The kid played fantastic. Normally you win the title if you are 22 matches unbeaten and we are struggling to finish top four.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Champions League

Why? Everybody knows why because we lost too many points at home. But it's a great feeling to know that it's difficult for us to lose a match, people fight until the end. I am really happy with the team and with the result because Manchester City and Liverpool results left us in a position of having to win this match - not even a draw would have been a good result for us. I am really happy for us because we kept two windows open to try to play Champions League football.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Manchester United

I cannot give up on the Premier League yet - we have to try. If one day we are in the Europa League and in the Premier League the distance is too big then we have to prioritise and nobody can criticise us if we do it in a different way in the last matches of the league.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Manchester United

But everybody fought really hard and did what they had to do. Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo deserve a special mention because they play absolutely every game non-stop since the injuries of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Manchester United

But while it is mathematically possible we will go with everything we have.feedback

Apr 16 2017

We were tactically very good and the players did an amazing job. They totally controlled a team full of fantastic players, who are creative and fast. We controlled them totally and I am really happy. It was the same tactics as when we went to Stamford Bridge in the cup. That game was totally controlled when we played with 11 players and only the [refereeing] decision that made us play with 10 players for all the second half, plus 10 minutes in the first half, gave Chelsea a chance to be dominant. We knew that playing this way would be very difficult for them.feedback

Apr 16 2017

The performance was really very, very good and it is a pleasure for me to say that the [league] leaders - the leaders with some difference - could not cope with our performance.feedback

Apr 16 2017

From a personal point of view, thinking about just about me and my work, [what made me most happy] was being totally convinced that we would be playing the FA Cup semi-final this weekend if we played Stamford Bridge with 11 men. That is totally convincing. They struggled to cope with everything. They struggled to cope with us defensively and they struggled to cope with us with Marcus and other target points we had on the pitch.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Manchester United

But it is not an excuse because I still have to do well, I still have to do much more and much better than I did. I speak for myself and [Anderlecht] was not a good performance.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Manchester United

I think he is right in this matter because I was not feeling good in the sense of I was feeling tired.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Manchester United

It is not easy for another manager to find a player like Herrera to do that job. I was convinced that controlling the two players behind Diego would give them lots of problems.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Manchester United

The satisfaction is for different reasons. Firstly, with the Liverpool and Manchester City victories, if we didn't win it's goodbye to the Premier League [finishing in the top four]. The second is they [Chelsea] are the leaders and when you beat the leaders it is obviously a very good feeling.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Manchester United

They are in the position where everybody wants to be. It is better to be in Chelsea's position than Tottenham position, that is for sure.feedback

Apr 16 2017

I want to say that I was convinced even before the FA Cup [tie between the clubs] that controlling the two players who play behind Diego [Costa], and controlling the Chelsea full-backs with two wide men, would create lots of problems.feedback

Apr 15 2017

It's a bit difficult, especially for some players. I think for some of the boys it is not a big problem to play match after match with two days' difference. It depends on the way you analyse it. You could say my record at home is not a good one, you could also say that my record away from home is very good.feedback

Apr 15 2017 - Manchester United

It's difficult to be better, everybody knows that at a certain age it is about stability - to stay at the top for a maximum the player can. When you are 26, 27 you think about time to develop and time to improve. When you get to 34 and 35 it is not about improving. It is about the physical condition and the mental strength to stay at the top as much as possible. If Zlatan manages to keep these levels for the next season it would be great for him.feedback

Apr 15 2017 - Manchester United

Just imagine if I did, . I would die in the crush out in the middle of the pitch.feedback

Apr 14 2017 - Manchester United

You say the word emotion but for me it is just a game, one more game, no difference for me. No, not at all. First of all, some guys are fresh [Chelsea], some guys are tired [United]. That's very important in football. But, for some reason, they are top of the league. It's not just because they are fresh. It's also because they have individual quality and they have collective quality. They have a certain style of play, they stick to it, they do it very well.feedback

Apr 14 2017 - Manchester United

Not every team defends with 11 players and they defend with 11 players. Not every team is so objective in their counter-attacks. They are very objective in the counter-attack and they have individual players out of the context of the game that can also resolve the problems, so they are a very strong team.feedback

Apr 14 2017 - Manchester United

You're not good enough for the top. I'll have to sell you.feedback

Apr 14 2017 - Manchester United

You say that word emotion. For me, it is just a game. One more game. No difference for me, not at all.feedback

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