Mourinho: Man Utd can handle Europa League campaign

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho feels he can win the league this season, despite their Europa League distraction.

Mourinho’s aim comes despite having to play on Thursdays in the Europa League — and the fact he expects no help from the Premier League.

Expect big changes to the United line-up in Europe as “You need to rotate players”.

Mourinho said: “The Premier League doesn’t make any favours for you.

“You play Thursday and then I don’t think they are going to play us Monday, they are going to play us Sunday and probably at 12 o’clock.

“It is the worst. For the Premier League it is the worst.

“It is much easier to be a Champions League team.

“Obviously it is much easier to be what Liverpool were two years ago, no Champions League and what Chelsea are next season with no Champions League.

“One complete week to work every week, that is a dream.

“That is a dream for a manager who wants to improve his team.

“So we are in the worst possible situation.

“But in this moment I want my players to think ‘every day I want to be champion and want to fight for the title’.”

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