Pogba to feature, Mourinho set to give youth a chance

A youthful Manchester United side finished off a rather disappointing Premier League campaign for the club with a 2-0 win against Crystal Palace, with debutante Josh Harrop and Paul Pogba both getting on the scoresheet.

At the end of a season in which Jose Mourinho's United have won the EFL Cup and come sixth in the Premier League, Wednesday's match is being billed as make-or-break for their 2016-17.

'We've shown this season that we can win by playing good football, and we can do it in the final, ' he said during the pre-match press conference.

The Red Devils must first beat Ajax in the final of the Europa League this week so that they have Champions League football to offer the Frenchman next season.

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Mourinho won the UEFA Cup, as the Europa League was previously known, with Porto in 2003, but the two-time Champions League victor has been publicly dismissive of the competition in recent years.

Jones is set to start alongside Daley Blind at the heart of Manchester United's defence in Stockholm, with Eric Bailly suspended after being sent off against Celta Vigo in the semi-final.

The 21-year-old's superb early strike, which he fired home having latched on to an excellent Paul Pogba ball down the left, was the highlight of a very eye-catching individual performance from Harrop, in which he looked full of confidence.

"It was an unbelievable feeling going out there in front of 75,000 people - the biggest crowd that a lot of our lads have played in front of".

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The history of personal meetings Manchester United and Crystal Palace remain on the side of the former, which, moreover, has never lost in the confrontation with glaziers.

And he was brought off in the 88th minute - receiving a massive ovation on what could be his last appearance for the club - to be replaced by 16-year-old Angel Gomes who became United's youngest player for 61 years.

"But I think the best debut for a young player is in the middle of an experienced structure, where he can be supported".

Victory on Wednesday would enable United to complete their collection of trophies. They always help me and they make sure I improve all the time and get better each day.

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The 20-year-old added: 'If you want to be a top, top player, you have to play in pressured environments in these games.


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