Jose Mourinho has made it clear that he wasn’t really all that bothered about the Premier League in recent weeks.
Once a top four place proved itself unattainable, Mourinho essentially began tailoring every training session for this evening’s Europa League final.
90 minutes, at the very least, against Ajax will be United’s only hope of Champions League qualification.
As a crucial transfer window looms for Mourinho, the ability to offer Champions League football may prove decisive in his ability to convince top talent to join his side in the summer.
Top targets Antoine Griezmann, James Rodriguez and Bernardo Silva will all be watching keenly to see whether Old Trafford will be a suitable destination next season.
Mourinho has submitted his teamsheets for the 19.45 kick-off in Stockholm and he’s named the below line-up for the biggest game of his debut season in Manchester.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 24, 2017
Opponents Ajax, meanwhile, have selected the below XI as they look to ensure that all Mourinho will have to show for the season is an EFL Cup triumph in February.
Dit is onze line-up!
— AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) May 24, 2017