Manchester United lost 2-1 at Tottenham, they no longer have chances to finish in the top four, but their manager claimed to be perfectly fine with everything, focusing on the Europa League final against Ajax, later this month.
I do not want to think about next season, I want to think about the final we have to play in. I am happy, I am fine with what we had in terms of individual performances
Jose Mourinho told reporters after the game, not really in a mood to talk. Minutes earlier, he had actually walked off a flash-interview to Sky Sports, rather irritated when the reporter asked him about next season, and what should United do to be more competitive in the Premier League.
As for rotating his side once again, he insisted that it wasn’t really a gamble he took, but a compulsory choice, saying
When people say we gambled by going to Europa League, we did not gamble. You cannot play two big competitions with 15 players. It was compulsory. The ones that needed to play 90 minutes got to play, we got no injuries
the Manchester United manager said, adding that
at the moment, the Premier League matches are the ones we do not want to play.