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Published: 14:40 | 19/5/17

Mourinho wants entire squad in Sweden


Manchester United's injured players will travel to Stockholm for the Europa League final, manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and Ashley Young are all recovering from surgeries on the injuries that ruled them out for the remainder of the season, but Mourinho believes it is important for them to join their team-mates in Sweden when they face Ajax in Wednesday's Europa League final.

"Everybody goes. We have a few on crutches but everybody goes. Fantastic group of players, fantastic spirit since the beginning of the season, different run, lots of matches," Mourinho said.

"We spend more time travelling, playing, with hotels than at home because 60-something matches means 140 days in hotels, so half of the year we spend together and that is only possible when the spirit is amazing.

"Crutches for Young, for Shaw, for Rojo, for Zlatan but we all go together."

Before travelling to Sweden, United must first play Crystal Palace in their final Premier League game of the season.

Mourinho has already stated his intention to field a youthful team for the game at Old Trafford but he has confirmed Paul Pogba will feature against the Eagles following his father's death.

"Paul Pogba is fine. Strong guy. Strong mentality. He needs to play on Sunday because he has not trained or played for a while," Mourinho told reporters.

However, the manager does not know if he will play Wayne Rooney.

"We will bring 3-4 of the first-team players on Sunday, one half for each one, to give a bit of experience for each and save them all for Wednesday. But I don't know about Wayne," he said.

"He played 90 minutes in the last game [against Southampton], so probably not." 

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