Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United will fight for top-four spot
Jose Mourinho looked to have been prioritising winning the Europa League – which would also see Untied qualify for the Champions League – after he rested leading goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic against Chelsea.
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The Red Devils manager insists he has not given up on securing a top-four spot, but admits he will rest key players in the Premier League should it become mathematically impossible.
"Maybe we didn't rest," Mourinho told Sky Sports. "Maybe we just chose the team that we thought was the best team. I cannot yet give up the Premier League.
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"We have to try and 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 in the last matches of the league we do it in a different way.
"But while it is mathematically possible, we have to go with everything we have."
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