Mourinho: United Won't Celebrate Premier League Second Position

Mark Lawrenson

GETTY Mark Lawrenson is predicting a 1-1 between West Ham and Manchester United

Declan Rice has become a mainstay in the West Ham line-up this season, having put in a number of solid displays and continued to produce that fine form Thursday night.

He's not going to end the match because I want him to leave that pitch alone and I want him to feel what the Manchester United supporters feel in relation to him.

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

United have gotten things so wrong on the managerial front since Fergie left and stability it needed back at the club, but fans will not put up with more of the same next season and the problems start and end with the manager.

However defeat in the first Manchester derby saw United slip behind the Blues, who have since gone on to open up an incredible 19 point lead after breaking three Premier League records this week. "They have done a good job".

The Frenchman had initially been chopped down by West Ham midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate which went unpunished by referee Jon Moss, with Pogba taking out his frustrations by deliberately tripping Noble.

However, he will be keen to see a reaction with a view to the upcoming FA Cup final against Chelsea, meaning the players should not be lacking in motivation.

"Of course, we had ups and downs, but I'm happy I could help the team towards our goals".

Moyes negotiated a cash incentive when he was appointed at the club in November, understood to be worth £1.25m to avoid relegation in 17th position, with the amount rising by £100,000 for every higher position.

"Even those ones who will probably play the cup final, to rest for a couple of weeks is not the best preparation for that". Look at the table - with one game to go, they have second place sewn up.

United may well have beaten all the top clubs but they've lost to too numerous bottom clubs.

It was the third time United have failed to score in their last five Premier League fixtures.

There's no way that the likes of Stoke or West Brom should have taken points off United.

"There's a lot of players that Mourinho has brought in that I'd question".

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