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Mourinho Reveals Which Competition Man Utd Will Prioritise

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has revealed which competition will now be the club's top priority for the rest of the season.

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On numerous occasions earlier in the campaign, the former Chelsea boss insisted that the Red Devils would compete on all fronts, but it seems he has changed his tune ahead of his team's meeting with fourth-placed Manchester City on Thursday.

Knowing a victory would see the Old Trafford side move above the Citizens in the table, Mourinho has now claimed that winning the UEFA Europa League is more important for his men than finishing in the top four.

"If we beat Celta Vigo, we go to the final and, yes, it is important to us to play Champions League, but this club wants trophies," he said, as quoted by the Daily Mirror.

"We cannot give the club the Premier League. We have a 25% chance to win the Europa League.

"I will rotate players again to give some players a chance again. In terms of expectation, it is better to go into a derby with one point difference rather than four."

The Portuguese boss also seemingly challenged Phil Jones and Chris Smalling to come back from their injury niggles sooner than expected.

"If I was Smalling or Jones, I would play Thursday. I wouldn't accept one guy to play nine matches in a row because I am injured," Mourinho added.

"If they have a crazy mentality like I have, they will play. If they are safe-thinking and they are surrounded by people with the mentality they have, they will need more time, they will be more cautious. If it was me, I'd step up to play."

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The Red Devils are currently one point behind City in the Premier League table, and will take on Spanish side Celta Vigo in the semi-finals of the Europa League.

Do you think it's a good idea to prioritise one competition? Have your say in the comments section below. 

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