Manchester United do not celebrate coming second - Mourinho

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Manchester United are only one point away from guaranteeing a final finishing position of second in the Premier League table - their highest finish since Sir Alex Ferguson departed in 2013 - and they are in action against West Ham United tonight.

Lineup of Manchester before the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Sevilla FC and Manchester United at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on February 21, 2018 in Seville, Spain.

"We came second. I am not totally happy, that is not my nature".

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho refused to criticise his side despite another display lacking inspiration in attacking areas as they sealed second place in the Premier League with a 0-0 draw at West Ham on Thursday.

Despite West Ham's attempts to generate an atmosphere at the London Stadium for this fixture - by adding huge concourse motifs of their former captains and record breakers - there were a large number of empty seats.

Manchester United face Watford at Old Trafford on Sunday 13 May before heading to Wembley to play Chelsea on 19 May in an FA Cup final.

'After I have a look at United I do not get pleasure from watching them'.

Mourinho said last week that there was "no chance" of goalkeeper David de Gea, voted the club's player of the year, leaving after he was linked with a move to Real Madrid. The young Englishman has already scored 12 times and notched up six assists for United this term in the limited game time that he has been given.

Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Sergio Romero, Daley Blind, Eric Bailly and Juan Mata will all be recalled to the starting line-up, along with Carrick. 'I think they're different games really.

Michael Carrick will start for a final time as a professional footballer and will deserve all the applause that comes his way after 676 games in club football, 463 of them at Manchester United. "In the 80th minute we know that a point was enough so we start thinking about that and we let the game go". "Today was for Alexis and Lingard and Sunday is a game for Martial and Rashford", Mourinho said.

Mourinho has publicly slammed his players on numerous occasions this season, most recently laying into his fringe players after defeat at Brighton last Friday.

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