Manchester United’s manager, Jose Mourinho claims striving for potential passage to Europe is his priority now.
Manchester United lies fifth in the Premier League, five points away from the Champions League qualification spot and are also in the quarter-finals of the Europa League. A trophy win in the Europa league means they will secure Champions League qualification and Jose Mourinho has indicated what his priority are as the club enters the season defining moment.
“Against Everton, we’ll try to play our best team and try to win the match.”
“After Everton, we go to Sunderland with the same perspective. After Sunderland, comes the Europa League and then I don’t know.
“It’s then possible you see me play in the Premier League with a team where I’m going to protect the players I consider fundamental for the Europa League. But only if the results in the next matches put us in the situation where mathematically it becomes almost impossible to [finish in the top four].
“I go with mathematics. Until it’s mathematically impossible, we keep trying and, because this week is a week without the Europa League, we have nothing to think about Europe so this week is easy from the focus point of view.
“We’re thinking about the Premier League and nothing else.”
Manchester United will play Everton at the Old Trafford tonight at 19:00GMT.