Jose Mourinho claims that "other clubs finishing in the top four" would like to trade places with Manchester United as they battle for Europa League glory.
Mourinho was speaking after their 2-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur, saw their chances of finishing in the top four effectively ended.
Juan Mata believes it is imperative Manchester United win their final two Premier League games to make sure they are in peak condition for their Europa League final against Ajax.
"In my eyes it was not the right decision, but in life sometimes you have this kind of situation where you're sometimes not correct and not right in your way, but you have to accept it, and I accepted it". We had to do it.
"Because if I have Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Ibrahimovic, Tim Fosu-Mensah, if I had these guys I can rotate, I can go for every match". It's as simple as that.
"The most important thing for us is there were no injuries and some people were having a proper rest". So it was not a choice.
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"You can't play two big competitions with 15 players", said Mourinho, who made eight changes to the team that had edged Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday.
Former Manchester United defender Jonny Evans thinks Jose Mourinho has made a "brave" move by going all-out for the Europa League.
'At the moment, the Premier League matches are the ones we don't want to play'. "Probably other clubs in the top four would like to be in our position, fighting for titles".
According to The Times, the mandatory wage cut applies to the 22 first-team players who finished last season under Louis van Gaal and amounts to £28m in total.
Added to that, the powerful midfielder has represented his team on 34 occasions in the Premier League, where he has scored three goals and helped his team boast the best defensive record in the top tier.
"I am happy, I am fine with what we had in terms of individual performances". Luck was in United's favour as they are also one step away from making it to the Champions League in the next season.