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Mourinho: Europa League now "more important" for Manchester United

Mourinho: Europa League now

It means we focus on the same players'.

The Portuguese has belittled the competition in the past but reiterated on Wednesday that winning it with United was his priority and his side's best chance of qualifying for the Champions League after an inconsistent domestic campaign.

The Red Devils travel to the Emirates Stadium on the back of a 1-0 win in the opening leg of their Europa League semi-final in Celta Vigo.

Thursday's match-winner Marcus Rashford is likely to be one of them after limping off towards the end in Vigo and having played more minutes since the start of April than any other of the club's attackers.

Steeped in the attack-first tactics, coach Eduardo Berizzo has maintained Celta De Vigo's scoring flair despite losing forward Nolito to Manchester United a year ago and midfielder Fabian Orellana to Valencia in January.

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The £89 million midfielder told MUTV: "Of course, we have to believe".

"At the moment this is hypothetical, but if we beat Celta [Vigo], we have the final".

"I was a witness of Marcelo Bielsa's match with Athletic Bilbao against Manchester United and he found a tactical solution to that match and that might be a clue for us to follow", he said, referring to a tie Bilbao won 3-2 at Old Trafford and 2-1 on home turf.

And he threatened to field a weakened team on Sunday at Arsenal despite being just a point local rivals Manchester City in the battle for the top four in the Premier League.

A trip to Arsenal awaits on Sunday and Mourinho could rotate his side given the match is bookended by semi-final clashes against Celta, with Europa League glory offering Champions League qualification and a place in the history books.

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With seven victories in last 16 games in all competitions , Arsenal's campaign has lost its momentum. "He doesn't need to (make peace)".

"We have to keep our heads on the challenge and the big objective; we want to achieve the big goals, not the small ones".

Pogba was also spotted at United's training ground as he battles back from a hamstring injury to offer his manager a welcome boost ahead of their latest European adventure.

"So we have to try, that's what we are going to do, and honestly the Europa League becomes more important for us now".

And he says he will make wholesale changes against Arsenal this weekend, and in the final game of the season against Crystal Palace, if his team get a positive result on Thursday and then progress to the final in Stockholm on May 24.

"It is the only competition that Manchester United has never won and it would be good to close the cycle and say we have won every competition as a club", added Mourinho.

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'I don't think so, ' said Wenger, when asked if he'll have to have two lists of potential targets.


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