Manchester United Football Club’s 25-match unbeaten run came to an end over the weekend. Arsenal beat the Red Devils at The Emirates Stadium, with Jose Mourinho deciding to field a much-changed starting line-up; probably to keep his key players fresh.
It has always felt like the Europa League would be our best shot at gaining entry into the Champions League, particularly as we keep dropping needless points at the Theatre of Dreams. Now, titlooks as though the manager feels the same way.
Jose was asked whether he has given up on finishing in the top four and securing a place in the Champions League that way, he confirmed that it’s all on the Europa League now.
“Yeah, all on the Europa League,” he told Sky Sports, as per Goal.
“Like we did today, we tried to play for a result.”
“You can tell me we didn’t play with the best players, or the first choice at the moment, but you can’t say we didn’t try to win the game. And that’s what we’re going to try and do in the next three Premier League matches.”
Thursday has now become our biggest game of the campaign, and quite comfortably, too. Manchester United looked good in the away leg, and they lead the tie by a slender 1-0 scoreline.
However, we have to expect that a better Celta Vigo will turn up this week because they are a talented bunch of players. Our home form has been a concern, but surely, we have enough in the tank to come through this match and earn our place in the Europa League final.
At least the likes of Marcus Rashford, Antonio Valencia and Eric Bailly were given a rest, so these guys will be ready and raring to go come kick-off time in a few days.