Mourinho 'not totally happy' with second place

Mark Noble of West Ham United celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and West Ham United at The King Power Stadium

With two games remaining in the Premier League season, West Ham and Manchester United have little to play for. "My experience has allowed me to see what good really looks like off the pitch, whether it be facilities, a board of directors, the people who work round football clubs, the roles people should have".

Thursday's game would not be his first against his former club as West Ham opened the season at Old Trafford on August 13. Romelu Lukaku has been ruled out by his manager for the rest of the Premier League season, in the hope that the Belgian striker will be ready to face Chelsea in the Emirates FA Cup final on May 19.

The break received a mixed reception with West Ham having previously suffered a 3-0 defeat to Burnley but last weekend, the Hammers secured Premier League survival with two games to spare.

"I give my assistants very good conditions for their evolution and I think Michael can be very positive for us", said Mourinho about the midfielder-soon-to be coach.

"I trust some [players] more than others that can bridge that gap".

United were wasteful at times, but Adrian did make three superb saves in the West Ham goal.




"And of course, some of the players I am totally convinced are going to make it".

Can Manchester United get back to winning ways when they travel to West Ham? "The Burnley defeat, with all that went on, was one of them but the FA Cup defeat at Wigan was, for me, worse because I wanted to do well in the competition", he told the London Evening Standard.

United will switch to a three-man defence with Victor Lindelof and Phil Jones stepping up as centre-backs, and Luke Shaw called up to play as a left wing-back.

Mourinho added: "Of course we can keep [those players]".

With second spot in the bag, Mourinho is setting a new target for United's last game of the Premier League season at home against Watford on Sunday. One of the only players who can be proud of their performance.

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