Arsenal loss has focused Man United minds on Europa League, says Mata

Granit Xhaka scored the first goal for Arsenal

While United have struggled in the Premier League this term, Jose Mourinho could end his first season at the club with two major trophies, having already won the EFL Cup.

The Gunners were in desperate need of a win after being humbled in the North London Derby last week and responded with a concerted effort which will go some way towards appeasing their disgruntled fans. "I haven't made a big fuss of it", Rooney said.

The Portuguese is seemingly happy to place all his eggs into the Europa League basket to ensure Champions League football at Old Trafford next season. We had just one blip and I think it was a bit physical.

Mourinho was dipping into his reserves to make up numbers in the first-team squad but Smalling, Mata and Jones' return will come as a welcome boost for the remainder of the campaign. Hi everyone, Obviously, our game this weekend has had a disappointing result, but once again I prefer to take the positive side.

'It's not like I played my first football match in England.

The summer signing has been something of a Europa League specialist for Manchester United so far this season and will be hoping to help his team reach the final in Stockholm.

Eight changes to United's starting line-up at the Emirates Stadium certainly pointed to Mourinho's focus on Friday morning's semi-final, second-leg tie at home to Celta Vigo.

"After that we lost boys who were good alternatives... when we lost these players in a period of 17 matches in 7 weeks, it was the impossible job".

The loss was a devastating blow to Jose Mourinho as his side conceded even more ground as they attempt to sneak into the top four. I'm really satisfied with my performance and the performance of the team, which is most important.

"So it was not a gamble, it was just a effect of our situation, so we are in this situation now and we have to fight for it so let's see if tomorrow we can do it and if we can go to the final but it doesn't matter, no regrets". They are now in fifth place four points behind city rivals Manchester City with three games left to play.

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