Manchester United manager Job Mourinho has revealed that Europa league remains important than the top four finish in the Premier league.
They play the first leg of their semi-final tie against Spanish side Celta Vigo tonight as they look forward to a victory.
Winning the Europa league gives an automatic qualification into the Champions league and Mourinho has made it clear that they are ready to prioritize the competition over the Premier league.
“I know that it’s the only competition that Manchester United as a club never won and it’d be great to close the circle and say we are a club that won every single competition in the football world,” Mourinho told reporters.
“Thinking about us as a team I think it would be a good achievement with as many problems as we’ve had and would allow us to be back to the Champions League next season.
“The Europa League becomes for us now more important and of course it depends on the result, the way we analyse the situation tomorrow [Thursday] after the match, but if we have to rest players next weekend, we are going to do that. If we play the final, the players who play it would not be selected for the Sunday before the final.”
Manchester United who are currently fifth on the Premier league table will play Arsenal on Sunday.