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Bryan Robson
But when you break records like Wayne has, the England goalscoring record, Manchester United scoring record, all the appearances and amount of trophies he has won, you have got to be a top class player and people should remember that.feedback
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May 28 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Manchester United. 158 people are quoted and you can read 715 citations of them about Manchester United. José Mourinho, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Antonio Conte and Paul Pogba, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. José Mourinho said: “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.”.
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Giuseppe Marotta

The value of a player is determined when you sell him. Had we put a clause in Pogba's contract three years before we sold him, €60 million would have been a good number. But we now sold him for €110m.feedback

Antonio Valencia

Manchester United has been my life since 2009 and I am absolutely delighted to have signed a new contract. Wednesday evening provided the one trophy this club had never won and it was a true honour for me to captain the team for the final. I would like to thank the manager for the confidence he has given me this season and I am sure that we will be challenging on all fronts next season.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I was really lucky in the way my career developed. I played the Spanish derbies, the Italian derbies, the Portuguese derbies, the English derbies, all these country's cup finals, played for the titles, an amazing experience of life. 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

Mark Noble

We've had so many memorable away games down the years and the fans who follow us are always fantastic, especially in the big cup matches at places like Tottenham and Manchester United. I remember winning at Spurs in 2013 and the scenes in the away end were amazing – that's what it means to our away fans when we get the result.feedback

Alex Ferguson

They were the first British club [to win it] obviously, that set the path. For a period, particularly Manchester United, then did it. But they were the pioneers, doing the impossible. It was an amazing achievement and the expectation rose, winning the [Scottish] Cup against Dunfermline, to create the side that he did, Jock was unbelievable. So it'll always be regarded as the greatest football feat.feedback

Enrique Cerezo

His recent comments do not surprise me. He gets asked the same question all the time. I think he is getting a little annoyed at having to answer the same question again and again when everyone knows his situation. The situation is that Antoine is an Atletico player and still has a contract for three or four more years. He has never told me that he wants to leave. There has not been any approach from Manchester United. At the moment, no team has offered us to pay his release clause. And I do not think anyone will meet his clause.feedback

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - Manchester United

You know it's really hard. That's why yesterday we didn't want to have the press conference, because we had to prepare ourselves to do our job and try to forget events that are much more important than our job. But the world goes on, it doesn't stop and we have to do our work and I agree with the Uefa decision to play the match but if we have questions like your questions that made us return to this tragedy, obviously it takes happiness from our achievement.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

If I can say something about myself, I am very humble when I play finals, I respect the opponents, I study the opponent, I try to respect and make my players respect the strength of the opponent, to understand the weaknesses.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Just how I do not like others talking about by my players, I'm not going to talk about Antoine either. So now it is up to him and the owners.feedback

Paul Pogba

We know that things like this are very sad, all over the world: in Manchester, in London and in Paris, too. We had to focus because it was a very important game and we won for them and for the country. We played for England, we played for Manchester, and we played for the people who died. We knew we were going to play in the Europa League and the goal was to win the Europa League. We did it, so we're very proud. Some say we had a bad season but the prize is here. We worked hard and we'll enjoy it now.feedback

José Mourinho - 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

Paul Pogba

If Juventus win the Champions League, I am very happy, very happy. Then we would be in the Super Cup against them? True. But I can say good luck to my former team-mates. We wanted to do it right from the start of the competition. We got up there and we are very proud now.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think not. Honestly, I think not. But you never know. Good players are always welcome. The club knows perfectly well what I want. They knew two months ago. It had nothing to do with qualifying for the Champions League. A giant club, but it's not a giant team. We need that second step, possibly the third one.feedback

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

I had a different role, I supported the team, but what matters is that we won. That's the most important thing because this is a collective trophy. You win and lose together. Now we raised another trophy, which is the third this year of the five available.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think it's so unfair what happened to him. Sometimes football is unfair, sometimes life is unfair, I think it's so unfair. This night would be an amazing night if he was on the pitch, in his hometown, in the stadium where his statue will be, his first club when he left Sweden, his actual club in Manchester United, a season where he made an amazing impact, I'm really, really, really sorry Zlatan has not played this final.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

Ed Woodward has my list, what I want, what I would like for more than two months. So now it's up to him and the owners. But I don't care about football for now. Wayne Rooney was ready to play, he was a big option. But I didn't need to attack at 2-0. I told him yesterday that he could be the key man but he can perfectly be here next season. He is a very important player for us. If he stays next season I'd be very happy.feedback

Chris Smalling

He didn't discuss the other one and we didn't entertain it. And right from that first few minutes when I think we were on the front foot, we didn't look back.feedback

Chris Smalling

He was over the moon. In all the team talks as well there was only one outcome, and that was the 'W', that was the big win.feedback

Paul Pogba

These things are terrible all over the world, in London and in Paris. We went out focused to win and we won for Manchester and the country. We did it. We are very proud. Nobody can talk. They said we had a bad season but we have three trophies (including Community Shield).feedback

Paul Pogba

The start was important and after the goals we controlled the game. Great performance from everybody in the team.feedback

Paul Pogba

We know these things are very sad all over the world, in Manchester, London and Paris. Manchester we won and worked for them and the country, we play for England and Manchester and the people who died. We started for this we knew we were going to play it and we wanted to win, all the way to Stockholm, we are very proud. They said we had a bad season but the prize is here. We have three trophies and we enjoy it now.feedback

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

In a few weeks I'll be back in the field. When you win, you are always good, you don't feel even more pain. I regret not being able to play this game. It is normal, I wanted to be on the pitch but the situation is this.feedback

Rio Ferdinand

[The match] is an opportunity for the players to show solidarity with Manchester. Playing after such an unforgiving and devastating act, I don't think it matters whether you are a red or you are a blue, you want these guys to go out and represent Manchester and show the togetherness this city has got.feedback

Phil Neville

It is now a game of football of 22 players and it should be enjoyed. Football, for 90 minutes, can bring a smile back on faces of people of Manchester. But I don't want to be at this game now, I want to be in Manchester.feedback

Rio Ferdinand

I am obviously devastated, Manchester's somewhere I have made home for 12 years, nearly 13, my kids were born here, made many friends there, still in contact with many of them. The character of the city has never been the question. If this had happened in any other city in England I think it would be the same solidarity, the same coming together, the same outcry because in this country we've got people who show a sense of unity when the chips are down.feedback

Phil Neville

Players like Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard, they have been brought up in this city. Paul Pogba was brought up in the city from the age of 14. They will find it difficult. But I don't want to be at this game now, I want to be in Manchester.feedback

Rio Ferdinand

It will dawn on the players after that this is such a huge game, not only for Manchester United Football Club, but also for a player to show they can bring a community, a city, a country together by playing and showing that whatever goes on they will go out there and perform to the best of their ability.feedback

Nelo Vingada

If you ask any coach, never the time is enough. Mourinho was my student since he was a young kid, his father was my coach. He's telling that he needs two years to build the team that he really wants and with 200 - 300 million to buy the players he want.feedback

Alex Ferguson

If we hold Pogba back, what's going to happen? He's going to leave. You know, in a couple of years' time when his contract is going to finish.feedback

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - Manchester United

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

Peter Bosz

Dolberg is Dolberg, the only player with his personality. I hate comparing players. He's part of Ajax history. Ibrahimovic has had an unbelievable career, so many times a champion with all his clubs. When we started the season he was one of our under-19 players and in pre-season Ajax told me 'take a look at this kid'. Tomorrow if I put him in the team he plays a cup final in the Europa League and he is still only 19. He has big potential, a big talent.feedback

Peter Bosz

Tomorrow should be a football feast but the events have affected it, especially as we are playing Manchester United. I offer my heartfelt sympathies.feedback

José Mourinho - 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

Joe Cole

The criticism he's gotten this year has been just ridiculous and unjust. He's already won a trophy.feedback

Joe Cole

If he would have not been in Europe he would have won that game for sure, and probably finished fourth anyway.feedback

Joe Cole

Sure, they might finish fifth or sixth. But he's gone so far deep in Europe that these games where he drew at home to Swansea and all that is difficult.feedback

Joe Cole

They'll be back on the top of the tree very soon. If you could say for him to leave Man United I'd like that, because they'll be competing with Chelsea next season, that's for sure.feedback

Joe Cole

Not only do I think he will be a success, he's already a success. I've seen ex-players criticise him, but he's already a success there. And when he wins the Europa League, I'll go as far as to say that – after [Antonio] Conte – he's probably the manager of the season, to get that group of players to win two trophies and get to the Champions League. Let's just say he's gone deep in the Europa League and there's probably a good chance he's going to win, so that's two trophies.feedback

Joe Cole

You can't compare it to the [Sir Alex Ferguson] era because the league's moved on. Fergie, what he did in that era was great, but what [Mourinho] took over was a massive club with a lot of players who were not at the standard of the teams around them. He's only signed four players so far, so he's been very specific with who he wants. I think Mourinho was the best [I ever played for]. I wouldn't say favourite to play for because he cracked the whip with me a lot. But I respect him and I really like him as a person, and he got the best out of me I'd probably say.feedback

Ed Woodward

Manchester is a resilient city and I am sure that its people will defy the wishes of those who have perpetrated this awful crime and demonstrate what a magnificent place this is. The club provides counselling and support services in times of crisis; please do not be afraid to ask if you have been affected. As a sign of respect for the victims and their families, we have decided that we should cancel the event planned for tomorrow evening . We are sure that in the circumstances you will all understand and support this decision.feedback

Ander Herrera

When you want to win a European trophy and you want to make a good season, it is not only on the pitch, you need help from the outside. Zlatan is here to help, Ash is also here to help. We are a team who is together. Everyone is important. He is with us, h e is supporting us. I think he is very good. He is optimistic. He is 100 per cent sure he will be back because he cannot stop winning. He cannot stop scoring. For sure he will be back at the best. Now I have the chance to win it. For the club, it is a massive competition right now.feedback

Ander Herrera

I'm not perfect but I always try to give of my best. I never want to feel at the end of a game that I still have some energy left. At this club the fans have seen some incredible players over the years and you must always be aware of what a privilege it is to play for Manchester United.feedback

Ander Herrera

It's very hard overall. Premier League games are never easy. I think the manager has said as well, in other countries the big teams can rotate players and keep winning. In England, that's not possible. I am very thankful when I hear that from the fans, but as we say in Spain, they are massive words. The captains of this club are legends. The current one is Wayne Rooney but also Michael Carrick, Ryan Giggs, Nemanja Vidic. It is a list of amazing players and legends of the club.feedback

Thierry Henry

Are they entertaining? Are they a nice side to watch? At the end of the day, it will be the EFL Cup and the Europa League - if they win it. Then they will be in the Champions League and it will be a successful season. Whether you like Jose Mourinho or not, it will be a successful season. Everyone would love to see Wayne Rooney finish his career at Manchester United, but I doubt it. I think he might have to go. When you have a player like Rooney and he's not playing, what's the point. If he's not part of the team, then he should go. That's exactly what John Terry said when he left Chelsea.feedback

Thierry Henry

It was always going to be difficult for Paul Pogba. They don't use Pogba where he should be playing - he's not a holding midfielder. He likes to play higher or off the left. You lose a bit of him when he plays deeper. When you have a price tag like his, people are always going to talk. It could be good if someone comes in during the summer with a bigger price tag, then people might leave Pogba alone. I think his second season can be better. He's got much more to offer.feedback

Phil Neville

He wants to play in the biggest games and when it comes to Wednesday night I would be surprised to see him in that starting XI. It looks like he is on his way out of Manchester United and it happens towards the end of your time. You get the signs that now is the time to leave, and probably now is the time. You hope [he doesn't leave] but the way the season's gone, particularly since Christmas, he's not been involved as much as he would probably have liked.feedback

Alex Ferguson

At the moment, of course, with the ridiculous situation of the pressure Arsene is under, I just wonder if they realise the job he's done. The most amazing thing about him is this: he has come through a forest of criticism for months now, and has never bowed. He has seen it right through, he has shown a determination, a stubbornness. I think when you look at that, it's a quality, and I'm not sure they'll ever get another manager like that. It's quite easy to say 'Get rid of him', but who do you get? Who do you get in to keep that club the way they are for the next 20 years.feedback

Bertrand Traore

I learnt everything on the pitch. Showing big character. It's not just about playing with the ball and doing what you can do, it's about showing the character to push until the end, to rush back and defend, and attack as well.feedback

Bertrand Traore

I owe him a lot. People would say that when he was there, I didn't play a lot, and I understand that. But when you are at a club like Chelsea, and results are not going well, it is hard to change the team and put young players in. I wish he could have stayed. But this is football. I want to win the cup [Europa League], and return. But I don't make the final decision. We will see what happens. When the season is finished I'll go back to Chelsea, and for sure we will have a chat.feedback

Luis Suarez

It is more like school. You might play in the first team, but the way they treat you is like you are still in the academy. It's the funniest thing. You know you have to keep learning, you are not yet there at the high level. That is why I came here. At Chelsea, I knew it would be difficult to play every game. Coming here was the best option.feedback

José Mourinho - 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

Daley Blind

I have not really thought about it either. But which player would not want to stay at Manchester United? That is the only thing I can say about it.feedback

Alex Ferguson

It's quite easy to say 'Get rid of him', but who do you get? Who do you get in to keep that club the way they are for the next 20 years? Has long-termism vanished? I hope not because I think the stability that a manager like Arsene Wenger has brought to Arsenal, and Brian Clough at Nottingham Forest, myself at United...there's no evidence that sacking a manager brings success.feedback

Alex Ferguson

I think United have done really well. I think with the draws, they've played really well in a lot of those draws. If even six of those draws turned to wins, that's 12 points, and they'd have been up there. Hopefully we can start winning things because I'm sure that's what Jose wants. We do still chat, as I did with Louis van Gaal and with David Moyes. United directors in my time were always very supportive of me, and I hope that continues for them.feedback

Alex Ferguson

The value is two-fold. One, they'll always remember the person who gave them their start in life, and secondly, they create a loyalty base that is there for life. The young players we had coming through still keep in touch with me, and that is an indication of how well it works. I don't think short-termism works, I really don't. I think there are teams that can buy all the time and remain successful, but on a general theme, I don't think short-termism works. With Tottenham, to me, it looks like there is a long-termism there, they're building something that looks pretty good.feedback

Ramon Calderon

He will always be one of the favourites to win the Ballon d'Or. He has proven to be a fantastic player. He is scoring lot of goals and is now playing inside the box. I think it has been a wise decision from Zidane, who decided to put him in the box. Let's hope that he can help us win another title. I hope he will finish his career in Spain. It was difficult for me to sign him in 2008 with Manchester United not letting him go. We had an agreement to buy him the next season for £80 million. I could say I was the one who signed Ronaldo for Real Madrid.feedback

Golo Kante

It's a huge honour to be named player of the year by such big names in football and I want to thank everyone who voted for me. I work hard in training, I try to give my best and I work with so many very good players; that's why we won the league two times. We played many good games but we won 5-0 against Everton, which was a very beautiful game, and also my goal against Manchester United [in a 4-0 win]; it is always good to score and I am happy for these two games.feedback

Ramon Calderon

The TV rights allow the English clubs to make a huge amount of money, almost four times the money made in La Liga. So they are not going to selling clubs. If someone wants to buy a player from them, they will have to pay a lot of money. First, it was Cristiano for £80m and then was (Gareth) Bale for £100m and now (Paul) Pogba.feedback

Ramon Calderon

It was difficult for me to sign him in 2008 with Manchester United not letting him go. We had an agreement to buy him the next season for 80 million pounds. I could say I was the one who signed Ronaldo for Real Madrid. We, as presidents, are there at the moment and have to take advantage of the opportunity.feedback

Daley Blind

I do not really know anything yet about my future. I have not really thought about it either but which player would not want to stay at Manchester United. That is the only thing I can say about it.feedback

Teddy Sheringham

He was just a great 'keeper who made things look so easy. You could hit shots in the top corner and you would think that's a goal and he would just go across. Epitomised the way Brazil played at the time he was in the team. They had two centre-halves and two solid midfield players and they used to let the full backs bomb on, always shooting and crossing. If he was not playing in the Manchester United team with all those fantastic players we had, the team would not have been the same.feedback

Bertrand Traore

Chelsea is my club, and I always dreamed of playing for this club. I want to win the cup [Europa League], and return. But I don't make the final decision. We will see what happens. When the season is finished I'll go back to Chelsea, and for sure we will have a chat.feedback

Bertrand Traore

I was very proud that Chelsea were champions. I texted a few of the players to congratulate them. Now, it is time for myself also. When we got through against Lyon, I got a text from [Eden] Hazard saying good luck for the final.feedback

Bertrand Traore

He was the one who took me to pre-season at 17 for a trial, and gave me the opportunity to score goals. Then he decided to give me a professional contract and send me on loan to Vitesse. I had a great one-and-a-half years at Vitesse, and he called me back to the first-team squad and I got opportunities. For sure, I'll be happy to meet him in Stockholm.feedback

José Mourinho - 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. But he has the physicality, he has the brain, he's very skillful, he's very agile for that huge body he has.feedback

José Mourinho - 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 [in the Europa League], the way he played in Rostov was amazing.feedback

Walter Mazzarri

We have had some problems, but we have met the target. In addition, we have been able to beat difficult teams like Arsenal, Manchester United or Everton. Watford were able to face down sides that were technically far superior to us because we did important tactical work and were organised. That important people in English football and Alan Shearer praised the team which filled me with pride. It was a shame that right at our best, when everything went well, when we were seventh, we had an incredible accumulation of injuries. There was a point where half of the squad was injured.feedback

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - 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. Our biggest problem, of course the number of matches is unbelievable.feedback

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - Manchester United

It's a fantastic group of players, fantastic spirit since the beginning of the season, a difficult run, with lots of matches. We spend more time travelling and playing, in more hotels than at home, because 60-something matches means 140 days in hotels, so half of the year we spend together and that is only possible when the spirit is amazing. So crutches for Young, for Shaw, for Rojo, for Zlatan, but we all go together. No chance. No chance.feedback

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - 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

Sam Allardyce - Crystal Palace

There's no doubt about that (that the game should have been moved). 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. When you look at Jose's fixture list, this will be his 63rd game on Sunday. It's a tremendous effort but no help unfortunately from the Premier League to give him the best chance of winning a trophy that Manchester United haven't won. That wouldn't happen abroad. They would change the fixtures for you.feedback

Sam Allardyce - Crystal Palace

Whether Jose plays a weakened side or not, it will always be a difficult task because if there are younger players at Manchester United, they're definitely talented. It's a job we need to do and hopefully we can go there and do it. The players are looking forward with no pressure on them to go perform on one of the biggest stages in football.feedback

Graeme Souness

United have to pay a premium. For United, stick 25 per cent on the price. Because it's Man United and they have the money. In my opinion, they had their trousers taken down paying £100million. I'm yet to be convinced by that. He may be a player one day but right now as we sit here after one year in our football, I'm still waiting to be convinced. We've got Axel Tuanzebe and Fellaini as the maestros in midfield. This is Manchester United we are talking about. Man United. One of the biggest football clubs in the world, richest clubs in the world and they're playing those two in midfield.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

We played a good team, a team who tried to win and tried to finish well. The team wasn't perfect but individually they gave me good things. They showed me they want to be an option for the (Europa League) final. I hope to play Joel Pereira against Palace (in the last Premier League game of the season on Sunday) and Sergio in the Europa final.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I don't lose time. When I know that the battle is lost, I don't fight the battle. You (journalists) are English, you are here since you were born. I'm here already, four plus three, seven years. 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, with (Champions League semi-finalists) Manchester City last year. I never saw. So I think it's just a lost battle. We have to accept the way it is.feedback

Frank Lampard

He is young and he possibly will deliver, but as it stands, he has not been the game-changer. If you spend 90 million pounds, you do not want a 90 million pound problem, and I feel that is what there is now. You expect results and he has not quite delivered. We think of 90 million pounds for Gareth Bale, Luis Suárez, Ronaldo, Messi. They win games on their own. We do not know if Pogba can do that yet.feedback

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I will bring (Demitri) Mitchell, (Scott) McTominay who were on the bench, Axel Tunazebe, Eric Bailly (suspended for the final), (Matty) Willock will come too, Josh Harrop will come, Zachary (Dearnley) will come. Pogba will come because Pogba is not training or playing since his dad passed away. And I will put in two or three of my boys who I have been rotating during the games, making some changes to save them. But I need to give a little stretch to four or five of my boys to give some stability to the kids.feedback

Claude Puel

It's a shame our performance was not enough in the first half. But in the second half in terms of opportunities, we deserved to score and had seven or eight shots on target. We needed to be clinical perhaps, but we played good football and had chances to win the game.feedback

Claude Puel

It's a third penalty miss. It's very important as it can give confidence and we needed confidence at the beginning of the game. It's a problem perhaps for us but in the second half I'm happy with our comeback.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I think we played a good team, a good game, against a team that tried to win and tried to finish well and finish eighth. I think we did more than okay.feedback

José Mourinho - 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

Peter Bosz

If I only look at his lineups 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. If those boys, which he is using for his European games, are not playing at the weekend in the Premier League, they have as much rest and exactly the same preparation time as my players - and look at the amount of players he has available to rotate. If I say that this is going to be a normal game now, people will laugh because it really isn't a normal game at all anymore.feedback

José Mourinho - 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

Pablo Zabaleta

My favourite moments were when we beat Manchester United in the semi-final at Wembley and the first Premier League we won with Sergio Aguero's goal (to pip the Red Devils). The fans had waited so long and we did it in a City way.feedback

José Mourinho - 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. 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

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - 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

Alain Wang

When the Glazers bought Manchester United using finance it was almost a guaranteed revenue stream. But Milan and Inter are different because every year they lose a lot of money – for example, last year Milan lost €90m. Suning is a big group in China so they can use it to help with things like advertising, although they have not been so hasty in opening a commercial network in Europe yet. But the people from Milan have been so secretive. I'm sure that behind Li Yonghong there are many other Chinese investors who will not reveal their names.feedback

José Mourinho - 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

Ryan Giggs

He's a brilliant player. His work rate, the effect he has on his team-mates, a winner. Jose Mourinho bought Zlatan Ibrahimovic because he is a winner. He'd won everywhere he'd gone. Not only the effect on the pitch but off the pitch as well. You can just feel that Sanchez would give his team-mates a lift. When we bought Van Persie you're buying a ready-made superstar and everyone was like 'Van Persie scores 25 goals a season. What a brilliant buy. It gives not only the fans a lift, but the players as well.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

No. It's surgery, boom, boom. It's surgery - one knee, another knee. Another foot. Just big surgeries. Sometimes you need a day off and they don't know what a day off is. 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 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. I don't think (he will be available). I think that his dad's funeral has to be between Tuesday and Wednesday in France.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I don't think he will be available against Southampton. I think that his dad's funeral has to be between Tuesday and Wednesday in France, so I don't think that Paul has the conditions to play. We have left him completely free to be back when he thinks he's ready. A final is a final and we have to go to the final with everything like Ajax does, because they have finished their season and they do not have any more football to play until the final. But I have to build some teams with the minimum of conditions to fight for the result.feedback

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - Manchester United

So 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. [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

Chris Smalling

We speak very closely with the manager and we have got a very good relationship. All throughout my injury we spoke about the process and when I would be back so it is good that the manager wants you because ultimately he has got that decision of whether you play or not. You can take positives from it in that the manager wants you out on that pitch. He wants you to represent him and be that fighter and warrior for him. Obviously with a knee injury there are certain protocols that need to happen.feedback

Chris Smalling

With the medical staff and with the coaches, we are pushing all the time. As players we don't want to be sitting on the touchline or watching the games in the directors' box. That is no fun. We have pushed as much as we can and I am glad to be back.feedback

José Mourinho - 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

Hermann Gerland

I still have strong memories of his first match for my team, when our reserves faced Burghausen in the Regionalliga Sud. We won 2-1, and Philipp played, well, as he always does: he turned in a flawless display. After only three months he was the best man on the pitch against Manchester United, so Alex Ferguson wanted to sign him. That says it all.feedback

Ed Woodward

As we near the end of the season, I am delighted we have picked up two trophies [the Community Shield and the League Cup] and look forward to competing for a third in the Europa League final, the only trophy we have never won. We are forecasting better full year financial performance than expected and as such have raised our revenue and profit guidance. We look forward to a strong finish to 2016-17 on and off the pitch.feedback

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - 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

Ryan Giggs

He needs to replace Michael Carrick. [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic is going to be out for a year. I think he needs a centre forward. Don't know what's going to happen with Wayne [Rooney]. I think he probably needs four or five players. He'd won everywhere he'd gone. Not only the effect on the pitch but off the pitch as well. You can just feel that Sanchez would give his team-mates a lift.feedback

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - Manchester United

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

Mauricio Pochettino

It was a perfect performance and I am happy for the victory for our fans - it was a fantastic victory which the fans deserved. We had the control of the game and played better. It was another great performance at White Hart Lane and now we have to focus on the last two games. We are playing against Manchester United and they have very good players. They have been prepared to win the league and win big things. It is great to achieve second position and it is fantastic for us. We have been unbeaten at home all season so there are a lot of things to be happy about.feedback

Stan Collymore

Chelsea's coronation as Premier League champions on Friday confirmed what most of us have known for a while now. That Antonio Conte has been the cream of the crop of the super-managers who arrived in the top flight or were reintroduced to it last summer. And the fact he has been able to motivate players, who showed last season what moody devils they can be, is further proof of just what a great manager he is.feedback

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I'm not upset, because we had to make that decision. When people say 'we gambled,' we didn't gamble, we didn't choose Europa League. We had to do it. Because if I have [injured players] Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, Tim Fosu-Mensah, if I have these guys [available], I can rotate, I can go for every match.feedback

Ricky Sacks

If you ask any Tottenham fans the best game to end on I think a lot of people would say Manchester United; it's an iconic club. Part of me is really sad I'll be making that final walk up the Seven Sisters Road to the stadium, knowing it's going to be my last time of going to the traditional White Hart Lane.feedback

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - Manchester United

No dilemma. They're two fantastic goalkeepers. I never saw in all my career two goalkeepers be so friendly, because it's a position where you always have a little bit of rivalry, especially if you're both the same kind of level. You're speaking about the Argentina national goalkeeper and the Spain national goalkeeper. They're friends and they support each other all the time. I never saw a bad face, I always saw them supporting each other. I think it's fair Sergio is going to play the final and David accepts that. He accepts that because, especially, he has already played Europa League matches.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

And if we win the trophy, David wins the trophy because he played two matches against Feyenoord and against Fenerbahce. But if everything goes normal and we have no problems, Sergio plays the final. Even if it was unfair, I don't think UEFA rules will allow any chance of an appeal. So I don't think he plays the final. And if he doesn't play the final, he has to play the remaining matches in the Premier League and give some rest to the others.feedback

José Mourinho - 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

Hart Lane

We are Manchester United and we always want to win every game. Also these three games of the Premier League, we go to London to Tottenham this weekend, away against Southampton and then at home on the last game of the season in front of our fans and we want to win every game to be ready for the final. Of course wins help to win so we want that.feedback

Piers Morgan - CNN

Would Donald Trump consider success to be somebody who hasn't won a major trophy in 13 years? No, I think he would be using the immortal words: 'Arsene, you're fired'! The real problem is that Arsenal fans don't care enough. They have been too brainwashed. This is the worst season Arsene Wenger has ever had. We are going to end up out of the top four. This guy talks like he is Alex Ferguson, talks like he is Jose Mourinho, and he has not won the league since 2004. He has won a couple of FA Cups - well whoopie do.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

It means nothing. A final is a final and I played Ajax, I think, with Real Madrid in all the six matches. It will be difficult. [They are a] young team, [a] strong team that finish the league this weekend. So from this weekend they will have 12 days to prepare for the final and we have three matches to play in the Premier League.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

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

José Mourinho - Manchester United

I have to say thank you to [referee] 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

José Mourinho - Manchester United

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

Peter Bosz

This is a super feeling. I am delighted that Manchester United will be the opponents, because that's really a great opposition. Now we'll see if we can really make history. A final play is nice, but finals you play to win. Two minutes before the break, everything went wrong. I told the players, do not panic, but it was a different game in the second half. Because Lyon believed, it became difficult. Based on the two games though, we were better, although we still had some luck at the end. But it is done and it is very special.feedback

John Guidetti

We were the best team in the first leg but we never kill [the game off]. We never score goals related to the chances we have. It was an open game at home, all the pressure on our side.feedback

Emil Forsberg

Zlatan can be incredibly annoying. When you have had a bad training session, he keeps on approaching you and bothers you with questions why you trained so badly, how it is even possible to train that badly and why you were not focused. He is not playing some sort of character, he simply is the way he is. He really is the king in Sweden, that is not an exaggeration. Nobody can even compare to Zlatan.feedback

Iago Aspas

It was a great season for Liverpool... I just wish I could have played a bigger part. The corner is the last memory they have of me but football always gives you another chance. Let's hope the new lasting memory of me in England is knocking Manchester United out of Europe, for the sake of Celta Vigo, and for the happiness it would bring to Liverpool supporters too. I don't have to prove anything to anyone in England because I went there with the Spain team and scored at Wembley but to score a goal in this game would be a dream come true.feedback

Emil Forsberg

Zlatan always was my role model when I was a child. It is incredibly cool to have played with him and it is a pity that he retired from international football.feedback

Freddie Fu

I can't discuss too many details, I don't want to get in trouble with Manchester United. But I can tell you he's in superb shape in all things. Healthy morphology, the quality of the bone and muscle, everything is as good as you can possibly see. Sure, in the future absolutely, when he's retired. But he can still play for many years, he's so healthy, so strong, biologically, bone morphology, everything, is absolutely very healthy.feedback

Ricardo Carvalho

Yes, they are special players. You saw that in the first year with Mourinho. The next year I do not know what happened. There are things that happen in isolation. But the truth is that quality is something that when we see them play, we see what makes the difference and gradually we see that they are special.feedback

Roy Keane

For a club like Man United to win the League Cup and the Europa League, with the teams that are in it, you would expect them to do that. Wayne needs to be playing regularly, to keep in shape and stay on top of his game. If Wayne is going to stay at United for the next year or two and play 10 or 15 games as season, it's no good to anyone. If he is going to be a bit-part player at United then forget about it. He has got to move on.feedback

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - 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. Facundo Roncaglia is not new in these situations, Bailly was probably naive. We now lose a very important player for the final, and we don't have many. After 14 matches we are in the final. If we win the Europa League I'm more than happy. It would be amazing.feedback

Iago Aspas

Paul Pogba is big but we knew that; we know English teams are very physical, fighting for the second ball. It's very different from the Spanish style. We were much better in the second half but they got in front, which let them sit back and made it difficult to hurt them. Now we have another chance. We reached the semi-final of the Copa del Rey. We were safe with two, three months to spare. And we've reached this semi-final. We have one more bullet, which we have to use well.feedback

Iago Aspas

We've been thinking about this all week. It is difficult, but it is a dream. I had someone on top of me all the time. I got space when I came into the middle in the second half. Mourinho has done that at almost all his teams. There are times when the referee accepts it, times he doesn't. It's part of football. We're ready for that – we don't have much choice. If they're leading, we'll have to be. And if we're leading, I suppose we'll try to do the same.feedback

Wayne Rooney

The more I play, the more I feel I can help the team. This club belongs there. Realistically, it's going to be difficult to do it through the league. We have to concentrate on winning this trophy. This club will be successful under Jose Mourinho. Having seen the way he works and the success he's had in other countries, we will be successful. If we can win the Europa League, that will be three trophies in his first season. We're not far off challenging for the Premier League and I hope next season in the Champions League.feedback

José Mourinho - 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, wants (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. We are giving everything we can, the players, myself, everyone. We are giving everything so when you give everything, no problem.feedback

Roy Keane

They are now sixth in the league, I think they are 19 points behind Chelsea. The manager and the players should be embarrassed by that. For a club like Man United be as far behind Chelsea as they are, it's an embarrassment. If Wayne is going to stay at United for the next year or two and play 10 or 15 games as season, it's no good to anyone. If he is going to be a bit-part player at United then forget about it. He has got to move on.feedback

Wayne Rooney

I've been at this club for 13 years; of course I want to play football. Here? Of course. The more I can play, the better for me and the more I can help team. I haven't thrown my toys out of the pram but I do want to play to help the team. Football changes. You have different challenges in your career. I would like to play more but I've tried to help the team on and off pitch. This club will be successful under Jose Mourinho. If we can win Europa League, that will be three trophies [this season]. We're not far away from challenging again.feedback

Paul Boross

Absolutely, and everybody psychologically goes through peaks and troughs so what you said one day to that player might not work six months later. We all go through bouts where we are more confident, less confident, resilient, less resilient, and so you can't just go 'OK, that's a player who I can always call out in the press' because they may not be in that place.feedback

Paul Boross

Mental resilience is the real measure of greatness. Everyone is going to receive criticism at some point, it's how you deal with it. Mental resilience is the difference between a good player and a great player. If you have one bad game and you suddenly believe that you are only going to play badly, that means you have a lack of resilience.feedback

Paul Boross

What makes a great player in any sport is that ability to focus at the appropriate time. Everything around you is a distraction, the agent trying to fix a deal, the press that has ultimately killed careers. How many players can you mention, even just at United, who had that promise as a young player but ultimately got distracted.feedback

Paul Boross

The problem with calling somebody out in the public arena is you'd better know the psychology of the person you're dealing with very well before you take to embarrassing them in public. Obviously Mourinho knows his job so I'm not going to do the same thing to him as he's doing to a player in the sense of calling him out, but maybe he knows the players he's talking about so well and feels he needs to make a big statement to get them to focus and concentrate more. If you are doing it repeatedly and constantly without knowing the animal you're dealing with, I think it's dangerous territory.feedback

Mauricio Pochettino

Luke is still learning how to be an experienced player and it is taking him time to mature. He is growing, maturing and needs to develop psychologically, mentally and tactically.feedback

Paul Boross

If you are not giving players a solid belief system, they are not going to shine. At United, Fergie used to talk about the difference between being a United player and not being a United player was that ability to focus and have that mental resilience. The American car manufacturer Henry Ford said 'Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you are right.feedback

Paul Boross

It goes for pretty much any profession, so if a manager calls me in to work with a certain player or a team I cannot go back to a manager and say 'The player that you gave me was really stupid. I said all the right things, and they didn't understand.' I'm the only one in that situation who can be stupid because I didn't communicate my message in the right way. The responsibility is always on the person giving the message, not the one receiving the message.feedback

Nigel Adkins

We had to spend a lot of time looking after Luke because he was very young and there were the off-field things that go with that. We had to put a special group together just to develop his all-round lifestyle and give him an opportunity to deal with the situations that arose.feedback

Paul Boross

Some people need an arm round the shoulder, some people need a kick up the arse, but circumstance could need you to change your practice. The whole thing about being a good psychologist is understanding where that person is at the time. There's a saying in psychology that the meaning of your communication is the response you get, and that's very important.feedback

Paul Boross

If you listen to what former players said about Sir Alex Ferguson, I think Gary Neville said he would call you into his office and tell you that he wasn't going to play you in a match and you'd leave feeling good about it. That was the most remarkable thing, he could make you feel good when he dropped you. That is what a true psychologist does, he manages to make you even more motivated to play or motivated to never be dropped again.feedback

Dick Law

But right now, I think the results will tell. The game against Manchester United was crucial. The game on Wednesday (away to Southampton) will take another leap up.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

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

José Mourinho - Manchester United

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

José Mourinho - 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

Stan Collymore

United's campaign would have looked a lot sorrier without the goals and influence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. We keep hearing that Jose Mourinho will sign Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid but he's not the leader of the line that the United boss likes. If he is spending in the region of £100 million he should look instead to Juventus and offer them a quick return on the cash they laid out last season on Gonzalo Higuain. The Turin giants paid just north of £70 million for the Argentina international 12 months ago.feedback

Vadim Vasilyev

We've no need to sell because our economic model is working. No player has made known their desire to leave and we'll talk at the end of the season. With the World Cup coming in 2018, I think that Thomas Lemar, Mbappe and even Bernardo Silva don't want to go.feedback

Rene Meulensteen

Don't get me wrong here, Lukaku has obviously had a fantastic season and he is a goalscorer. But at a club like Manchester United you need more strings to your bow. What he needs to develop definitely is his game on the ball, in terms of quick combinations with his team-mates. That is where he falls short, I think, and it's something that's not as exposed at a club like Everton. But if you play at the highest level, your finesse on the ball in the final third, your decision making has to be absolutely spot on.feedback

Phil Neville

Oh this is a nonsense. Look at Wayne Rooney, there: old school, looking forward, not hugging and kissing. I think Monreal thinks he's going to a christening and not a football match. I can't imagine doing that to Martin Keown ten years ago in the tunnel at Highbury. It doesn't matter if you know them. You see each other in the bar afterwards but before the game you need to concentrate.feedback

Phil Neville

It was a game that was clearly a nuisance for him, sandwiched between the two legs of United's Europa League semi-final against Celta Vigo that he has made it obvious is his priority. So, for United, Sunday was just a case of survival - to get off that pitch without getting any more injuries - or at least that was how it looked.feedback

Phil Neville

It was a match between the teams in fifth and sixth place in the Premier League but it felt more like it was ninth versus 10th, in one of those dead rubbers you get at the end of the season. Yes, Arsenal won, to end United's long unbeaten run, but nobody really cared - including United manager Jose Mourinho. It was the first time Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has beaten him in a competitive game, at the 16th attempt and after 13 years of trying. But watching Mourinho afterwards, it was probably the first time in about six months that I have seen him relaxed and smiling.feedback

José Mourinho - 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

Antonio Conte

Our worst moment was last month after the defeat to Manchester United because Tottenham won, and to see your closest opponent only four points behind was very bad. Then we had to play against them in the FA Cup semi-final. In that moment, I think we had a lot of pressure, a lot of pressure. But my players showed me great commitment, great focus, will and desire to overcome this moment. Now the pressure is a good pressure. A pressure which much bring in our heart excitement because the target is very close. We must have enthusiasm taking this target. My players deserve to win the league.feedback

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - 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

José Mourinho - Manchester United

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