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THIS IS CRAZY! Mourinho blasts Man Utd schedule. again

Executive vice chairman Ed Woodward believes Manchester United have progressed GETTYExecutive vice chairman Ed Woodward believes Manchester United have progressed
Kristopher Love | 18 May, 2017, 09:58

The clash in Stockholm will be United's 64th match of an epic season - and Mourinho admits it has been hard to get through the year amid a succession of injuries to the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly, Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo. Pogba's father, Fassou Antoine, passed away last Friday following a long-term illness.

"We've won the FA Community Shield and the EFL Cup, and obviously we're delighted to have reached the final of the Europa League, where we'll face Ajax in Stockholm next Wednesday".

"The accumulation of the games, I never had that", Mourinho said. "We have left him completely free to be back when he thinks he's ready".

United manager Jose Mourinho has made it clear that the Europa League is now the club's sole focus, having rested players at Tottenham and in the 2-0 loss at Arsenal that preceded it.

United executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, said: "We are forecasting better full-year financial performance than expected and as such have raised our revenue and profit guidance for the year".

"But I have to build some teams with the minimum of conditions to fight for the result".

"We will learn a lot from this year to make sure that we don't get this same feeling again".

"I would say himself and N'Golo Kante have been the two best buys this summer in terms of value for money", Jenas told Match of the Day 2. I can not do that to the kids.

"I can not understand the speculation because when I see all of the fans on the street they are happy to see me, and tell me congratulations".

United's encounter with Ajax will be their 64th game of the season - one more than Sir Alex Ferguson's team played during the 1998-99 Treble-winning campaign.

"You know that in all of my career I was never out of European competitions in the group phases". Scotland are 25th in the Uefa rankings but the intricacy of the system means they move up one place, giving Aberdeen passage into the second round.

"(Daley) Blind played today after 90 minutes on Thursday. Herrera one day off.

"These are examples of trying not to accumulate [matches] but people have to play because we don't have other players". It has to be.