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Manchester United v Celta Vigo

15 Mai 2017

As for the visitors, Celta Vigo are in torrid form, having suffered five consecutive defeats in all competitions ahead of Thursday's meeting.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho stoked the embers of his rivalry with Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger after his side's damaging 2-0 defeat at the Emirates Stadium.

"It would be nice, from the moment that he decides to leave, that it is a common decision between the club and him".

"We lost four players in one week, when we lost (Chris) Smalling and (Phil) Jones in the (England) national team and (Marcos) Rojo and Zlatan (Ibrahimovic) against Anderlecht (in the previous round)". When we lost these players in a period of 17 matches in seven week, it was the impossible job. It was not a gamble, but a outcome of our situation. Sixth-placed Arsenal beat Southampton 5-0 in the FA Cup in January but have recorded one league win in their last six visits to St Mary's.

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But they couldn't score, then we controlled the game, then we scored the goal and we had another big chance with the header. He needs to be in the decisive area in the middle of the park, he needs to be in shooting situations and all that stuff.

Neville thinks seeing Mourinho smiling and laughing during post-match interviews proved his focus was always elsewhere as he discussed the decline in importance of the Arsenal v United fixture, once the biggest game in English football.

"The kid was brilliant", said Mourinho, who asked him to play at right-back instead of his normal position in the centre of defence. They finish their league season with two home games, against Sunderland and Everton, in the final week of the campaign and Xhaka believes that victories in those four games will be enough to overhaul the teams above them and to finish in the top four. The Portuguese is seemingly happy to place all his eggs into the Europa League basket to ensure Champions League football at Old Trafford next season.

"You become cleverer, maybe look more and since my last red card (against Burnley in January), I think things have improved".

Jose Mourinho has hinted for quite a few weeks now that he would be playing his best players in the Europa League and holding them back from the Premier League.

"With the manager they have, the players they have on the pitch and the money they spend, that is embarrassing really that they can't score a goal in those games and it comes from Mourinho and the way he sets up his teams".

Manchester United v Celta Vigo