Paul Merson: Manchester United players look "petrified" of Jose Mourinho

Premier League: David Moyes unsure if West Ham can match his ambitions as his contract extension hangs in balance

Manchester United secured second spot in the Premier League following a bore draw at David Moyes' West Ham, with goalkeepers David De Gea and Adrian unbeaten throughout.

The likes of Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay and Phil Jones also started in a much-changed XI in a 3-5-2 formation, but the team failed to gel and did not create many genuine chances.

Manchester United players are "petrified" of Jose Mourinho and would not care if they were sold this summer, Paul Merson has said.

The Red Devils have come up short in the Premier League this season, with Manchester City having run away with the title following their brilliant form under Pep Guardiola in his second season in charge.

"I am not critical of the performance at all".

"I am [disappointed] but they had a good attitude, they played the way they should, they play to win the game like we planned", added Mourinho.

"I want to be a manager pushing the top six or eight", the former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland boss said.




"I think it was a clear difference in the desire to fight for the targets".

"We have one more game on Sunday and we want to finish strong, then we can go forward to next season".

The pair clashed during Thursday's 0-0 draw between the Hammers and Manchester United at Wembley.

Finishing second means United have attained their highest league finish in the post-Ferguson era, but it's been an inconsistent campaign at Old Trafford. "And some others, I don't believe they are going to make it".

Moyes signed a deal until the end of the season, tasked with keeping the Hammers in the Premier League. Manchester United are the same.

A point might be seen as a good result against the team that finished runner-up in the Premier League, but the manner of the performance would have caused consternation.

West Ham skipper Noble would like to see Moyes stay but - if he is to leave - then the 31-year-old believes the Scot can walk away proud of the job done in hard circumstances. "It's not really for me to say but I'm pretty sure the people that are involved in that will be trying as hard as they can to make the stadium fell more like home".

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