Sergio Romero saves penalty as Man United draw at Southampton


Sergio Romero saves penalty as Man United draw at Southampton

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho

Despite the setbacks, Mourinho's side can qualify for the Champions League for next season if they can defeat Ajax in the Europa League final on May 24.

The result had no material impact on United's season, given they were already guaranteed to finish sixth, and means Mourinho's men have now drawn 15 times this season. Sources have told ESPN FC that, although United will fight to keep De Gea at Old Trafford, they are realistic about the chances of him moving on and have received positive signals from Oblak and have sounded him out about a deal. "We needed to be clinical, perhaps, but we played good football and had chances to win the game", said Southampton manager Puel.

Southampton missed a penalty as they held a makeshift Manchester United side to a 0-0 draw in a tepid Premier League clash on Wednesday.

Allardyce, asked if he too would field a weakened team were he in Mourinho's position, replied: "No doubt about that".

"When you look at Jose's fixture list, this will be his 63rd game (of the season) on Sunday". I have been here seven years and I never saw any detail trying to care about the English teams involved in European competitions.

Mourinho said that he had to give the 29-year-old playing time to prepare him for the remaining two games as Fellaini missed United's last three league games after picking up a red card in the Manchester derby in April.

"I never saw that with Chelsea, Manchester United or Manchester City a year ago".

Mourinho said the likes of Demetri Mitchell, Scott McTominay, Axel Tuanzebe, Matthew Willock, Josh Harrop and Zachary Dearnley would join Eric Bailly and Paul Pogba in the matchday squad.

"We've got the final coming up so that's in the back of our minds".

Claude Puel has insisted that he is simply focused on Southampton's final game of the season after it was revealed that his future will be decided in the summer.