Romero will start Europa final ahead of De Gea

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"If we want to try and get some results and protect players, which matches to protect players?"

Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane secured Tottenham victory in the final game at White Hart Lane, with Wayne Rooney pulling one back for much-changed United as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat.

Mourinho said trying to restore United to former glories, after three largely disappointing seasons following the retirement of Alex Ferguson, had involved significant unseen work behind the scenes.

Last season's FA Cup was the only major trophy United had to show in the three seasons since the Scot's retirement, with Mourinho taking over a team needing help.

"I am not upset because we had to make that decision", he said about missing out on the top four.

United will be without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo, Ashley Young, Luke Shaw and Tim Fosu-Mensah for the Europa League final through injury, while Eric Bailly is suspended following his moment of madness on Thursday.

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Wolff said Mercedes has to get used to this new scenario after dominating the series for the last three seasons. Vettel has a nine-point lead over Hamilton in the drivers' standings, and he is 23 points in front of Bottas.

"We know through the league it will be nearly impossible so we have to go to the final with everything and it can be a very good season".

The post Mourinho accepts Europa final's make-or-break billing appeared first on Vanguard News. I never saw in all my career two goalkeepers to be so friendly, because it is a position where you always have a little bit of rivalry, especially if you are both the same kind of level.

"I can not go to Manchester City or Arsenal and put out five kids at the same time altogether".

"So it's hard 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".

"I think United will win the Europa League, Mourinho has the track record to pull himself through", he told the Sunday Supplement. But we are in the final - this is what counts.

He has the chance to complete the collection in the Europa League final a week on Wednesday when Man Utd face Ajax. They're friends and they support each other all the time.