Joel Pereira speaks out about possible Man United debut against Crystal Palace

Joel Pereira speaks out about possible Man United debut against Crystal Palace

"The backroom staff are of far greater importance to me than an extra player sometimes, because they're the ones who deliver, and help the players deliver on a regular basis".

Allardyce has since returned to management via Crystal Palace in the Premier League but the 62-year-old opened up on the mental and physical pain he suffered after his exit. "With where we are in the league now, it eats away at you that all those teams are above you and the points that you have dropped".

Tottenham Hotspur will play their final Premier League game at White Hart Lane when they entertain Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.

"We've made a lot of changes behind the scenes, changes on the field, and in the end we've got what we wanted, we're safe with a game to go, we jumped a few places in the league, and everyone should be very satisfied with what they've achieved since I arrived".

Asked if the young players were ready, the Portuguese said: "All together? No".

"Paul Pogba is fine - strong guy, strong mentality", the manager said on Friday. He knows that he needs to play on Sunday because he doesn't play or train for a long time and he needs these minutes on the pitch, so he plays against Palace.

"We will have Demi Mitchell, Scott McTominay, Josh Harrop, Matty Willock, Angel Gomes, Zachary Dearnley, I think that is it. Timothy Fosu-Mensah, he plays Sunday and if the reaction is good and if he manages the game without problems he's a new option for the final". It will be a big occasion but I think the best for the young player is in the middle of an experienced structure, where he can be supported.

"With so many at the same time, I think they really need my support, (reserves manager) Nicky Butt's support (and) supporters to understand the hard job they have, because it will not be an easy one for them". 'I don't know, ' added Mourinho.

They won the EFL Cup in February and could clinch Champions League football, if they beat Ajax in the Europa League final next Wednesday in Stockholm.

'We're going to play the last game with the fittest team we've got, ' he said.

"Before that, some of his players will get important minutes ahead of the Europa League final and some will get their first experience of the Premier League".



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