Jose Mourinho confirms he will rest key players this weekend

Manchester United have made a tremendous start to their Europa League semi-final against Celta Vigo. The Red Devils come back to Old Trafford with a 1-0 lead under their belt, courtesy of a simply stunning free-kick delivered by the boot of Marcus Rashford.

The Englishman was in fine form once again, but he could possibly be one of several players that Jose Mourinho gives a rest, as Manchester United visit Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend.

After the game, the self-proclaimed Special One met the media and confirmed that he will take the decision to rest those guys who have played a lot of minutes, and the 19-year-old striker Rashford certainly fits that mould.

“The players that have accumulated lots of minutes are not going to play next weekend,” said Mourinho as per the BBC.

I’d also imagine that we will not see Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly and possibly Ander Herrera either. The foursome have more than earned their break, and I genuinely have no problem with the boss doing it at this point in the season.

Let’s be honest, a spot in the top four looks in major doubt at this point in time, particularly when you factor in that United have the toughest fixture list of everyone around them.

Why not go all out for Europa League glory? Obviously, it’s not going to be easy but we’ve put ourselves in a commanding position. It makes sense to give the players the best opportunity to succeed and lift a second trophy of the season; because winning silverware is what football is all about.

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