Paul Pogba to return for Manchester United vs Crystal Palace


With nothing riding on Sunday's game for either United or Palace, who are assured of avoiding relegation, Mourinho believes it should have been moved forward a day.

But he told reporters that midfielder Pogba, the world's most expensive player, would feature at Old Trafford.

The purchases of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba were supposed to trigger a title challenge from the fallen Manchester giants, but United have laboured outside of the top four.

Sunday's fixture is likely to test Palace's desire now that survival is certain, but with United boss Jose Mourinho set to select a weakened XI with the following week's Europa League final in mind, Allardyce has urged his players to consider its consequences.

Ajax will feel "no pressure" in their Europa League final against Manchester United, says Peter Bosz, who has also dismissed Jose Mourinho's concerns over scheduling before the Stockholm clash.

"Strong guy, strong mentality".

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"We played a good team, a team who tried to win and tried to finish well", Mourinho said after visiting goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved a barrage of hard shots, including Manolo Gabbiadini's fifth-minute penalty. Pogba hasn't performed on the pitch for a long time, so he requires warming up before facing off with Crystal Palace. A muscle injury made Fellaini limp off at St Mary's in the second half. I hope you don't kill me when you see my team. "A problem for the weekend, but not the final". Marouane [Fellaini] is the question mark. Again his feelings are not bad but let's wait'. Demetri Mitchell, Axel Tuanzebe, Eric Bailly and Scott McTominay should all start.

Smalling is in line to take his place alongside Daley Blind if he can prove his fitness ahead of the trip to Sweden. "Lots of them together, no".

Speaking today, he noted that Angel Gomes, Kieran O'Hara and Timothy Fosu-Mensah would also play a part against Sam Allardyce's side alongside the previously mentioned group of youngsters.

The "Special One" will still include a few of his first team regulars in the starting eleven to add some experience to the side but Wayne Rooney is unlikely to be one of them after playing 90 minutes in midweek. "We're not going to influence anything one way or the other in terms of results for ourselves, and it would have been a good gesture by the Premier League to have done it to give them the best chance". It will be a big occasion but I think the best for the young player is in the middle of an experienced structure, where he can be supported. The only side they have played more without tasting defeat is Charlton (16, W14 D2).

"Of course I spoke with Nicky and his opinion is important".