Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho hopes Crystal Palace go “soft” on his team as he again vented his frustration with his side’s schedule.
United’s busy run of fixtures continued with a 0-0 draw at Southampton on Wednesday, a clash which marked their fifth game this month.
“I hope that Big Sam shows he’s a good friend and they go slow. He tells [Wilfried] Zaha to go slow, he leaves [Christian] Benteke at home. I hope he goes soft on us.”
Mourinho said the likes of Demetri Mitchell, Scott McTominay, Axel Tuanzebe, Matthew Willock, Josh Harrop and Zachary Dearnley would join Eric Bailly and Paul Pogba in the matchday squad.