Published: Fri, May 11, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial not being punished - Mourinho

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial not being punished - Mourinho

"Both", Mourinho said. "How many points separate us from Manchester City? But since the moment we felt it was impossible to finish first we had the target to finish second and it is done".

Manchester United had superb chance to score in the 22nd minute when Jesse Lingard supplied a wonderful pass for Ander Herrera, but he could not beat West Ham goalie Adrian. "And, of course, some of the players I am totally convinced are going to make it, some others I have good hopes that they are going to make it and some others I don't believe they are going to make it".

But with the game played at a very low tempo and with a distinct end-of-season feel, the first half ended without a goal when Adrian denied Lingard again in stoppage time. In the 80th minute we know that a point was enough so we start thinking about that and we let the game go.

"It is normal that Michael Carrick is captain at Old Trafford for the last game of his career".

There were eight changes made by Manchester United, with only David De Gea, Chris Smalling and Paul Pogba retaining their places from Friday's loss at Brighton. With the draw, United have clinched the runner-up spot for the campaign and Mourinho may now offer the weekend off to his first-team regulars with the FA Cup final in mind. You do the job, get the point, finish second and face the game on Sunday with a different perspective.

"For me personally it was a positive night, me and Luke Shaw had the opportunity to play and impress the staff".

West Ham put in another resolute display against the top six: The Hammers may possess the second-worst defensive record in the division but they have done credibly against the top-six teams in their home patch.

"It [retaining their Premier League status] is a big achievement for us", said Moyes, who confirmed he will be speaking to the club's owners next week about his future. Replays showed Adrian got a slight touch to frustrate the defender who, like McTominay, is still to get off the mark for the Reds.

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