Manchester United will be at home at Old Trafford this week as the Red Devils take on Celta Vego in the second second of the semi-final tie of the Europa League.
"I said in October, November, that this club will be successful under José Mourinho having seen the way he works", Rooney said. I can see they're clearly going for the Europa League as the main target, but I think that's naïve.
With a 1-0 advantage coming home, I fully expect United to get the result that they need and move on to the Europa final on May 24th. They are a young team, strong team and they finished their league this weekend."AJAX CAN REST WHILE UNITED WORK AND PLAY "They will have 12 days to prepare for the final and we will have three matches in the Premier League to play with a group of 15-16 players after a insane season with so many matches". A good rest should ensure all those players are back to play to the best of their abilities against the Spanish club.
Jose Mourinho has made it known it is common sense to give priority to the Europa League, due to their injury situation and schedule.
"It means an opportunity to end the season in the flawless way because the final is the last match of the season".
"For a team like Man United with the attacking players they have on the pitch, they have to do better". Asked how he would feel about winning the trophy in his first season, Mourinho said: "I'm not thinking about myself, I'm thinking about the club and players". Here? Of course. I think football changes. Everton and the United States are other potential destinations, but Rooney is keen to stay at Old Trafford, even if he had to be pushed on a subject the forward seemed keen to skirt around.
Striker Marcus Rashford, who netted the all-important away goal in the first leg, delivered a floated cross towards the far post which allowed Fellaini to plant a firm header beyond Celta goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez.
"My focus is on trying to help us win this final and that's my sole focus".
United drew the second leg of their tension-filled semifinal 1-1 to advance 2-1 on aggregate, but only after Celta squandered two chances in the final seconds to snatch the biggest win in its history.
"What matters is the next one and the next one is (on Thursday), so I don't believe Celta dreams more than us, that Celta wants more than us".
But the United manager insists it is not a risk to close the door on the Premier League route with three games still to play. Given that, we perhaps deserved to go through.