"We're approaching the end of a compelling season - o ur first with Jose Mourinho as manager and one which I believe we've made tremendous progress, both on and off the pitch", he said.

Things have gone awry in the Premier League, though, with a top-four finish already beyond them, meaning Champions League qualification rests squarely on beating Ajax next week.

"So if we can win a third title, or as you like to say, a second title, if we can do that it would be magnificent for us".

"It's surgery, one knee, another knee, a foot, big surgeries, less players and less players, very hard, but we are there and we go to the final the best we can".

That poor run of form has seen them drop to sixth in the table and they are now certain to finish outside the top four.

"I don't want to field a team where people have a feeling that we are not fighting for the result, but I am going to rotate people".

The new side, which will begin from the 2017/18 season, will be made up of 16 to 21-year-olds and will play against local and FA Women's Super League development teams.

"If I only have 14 or 15 players, I can't do it. At the moment, the Premier League matches are the ones we don't want to play".

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Speaking to Sky Sports after the 1-2 loss to Tottenham on Sunday, the United manager said: "What we did was compulsory. I can not do that to the kids".

"When people say we gambled, we didn't gamble, we didn't choose the Europa League - we had to do it".

Jose Mourinho is world known the world over for his in-match tactics and the mind games he plays beforehand.

The Times on Tuesday reveal how much United will pay out in bonuses if they win the Europa League.

United's encounter with Ajax will be their 64th game of the season - one more than Sir Alex Ferguson's team played during the 1998-99 Treble-winning campaign.

"To be honest it's another game against Tottenham. Tottenham played well but we could have done better". "We believe when the new stadium opens its doors it will help the club to the next level", he said.

White Hart Lane has also had happy memories over the years for Rooney, with the club's all-time top scorer managing seven goals in his last ten matches at the ground and stated his hopes that the new ground will be something for Spurs fans to look forward to.