Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba to leave Manchester United? Jose Mourinho responds

Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba to leave Manchester United? Jose Mourinho responds

"In this case, it's not about me, it's about the club".

With second place in the Premier League nearly assured, the final two league fixtures are all but games for Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to experiment with his line-up ahead of the FA Cup final at Wembley on May 19.

The former Aston Villa man will be 33 next season and so some fans are concerned that United are relying on him to be the first choice in the left back spot.

Lukaku gave an optimistic update on Tuesday about his prospects of recovering from an ankle injury in time for the FA Cup final, and Mourinho said: "That's what we try".

The Frenchman's agent has already sounded out Real Madrid, Juventus, Manchester City and PSG, report the Daily Record.

Mourinho hoped the player the Red Devils lost on a free transfer would star back in England but he has failed to find any kind of consistency despite being in the team most weeks.

Mourinho was scathing of his players later, having presented the likes of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford with chances to stake their claims for starting berths in the lack of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez before their FA Cup final against Chelsea. Mourinho said. "Not two, three or four".

"I can give the guarantee that I don't want him to leave, that the club doesn't want to sell him and I can give you the guarantee that we don't have any approach from him or his agent or from any club", he said.

"I trust some [players] more than others that can bridge that gap". I worked with the players for a couple of years.

The Portuguese manager will know a trip to the Capital will be hard for his team, with the Hammers wanting to finish strong as they know they could finish as high as 10 if they win their two remaining matches. Of course, some of the players I am totally convinced are going to make it.

"Lukaku will not play in the last league game of the season", Mourinho added.

"What does he need to do to impress me?"

"Unless there is a flawless squad, where if you buy one goalkeeper you don't like, you buy another one". But you have to keep.

The 36-year-old will retire at the end of the season before taking up a role in the club's coaching team.

Mourinho has no plans for a major overhaul of his squad, arguing he does not have the finances to buy players at will, which could be interpreted as a criticism of Manchester City.

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