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Man United predict record revenue for 2017

Man United predict record revenue for 2017

But winning the League Cup and their progress to next week's Europa League final has ensured United fans have kept the faith in the expectation of a title push next season and a return to the Champions League if they beat Ajax in Stockholm.

That, at least, was the slant of the Portuguese's post-match interview after Manchester United was beaten 2-1 by Tottenham Hotspur in the last ever match at White Hart Lane Sunday.

"Joel Pereira is fantastic and I am going to give him a chance to play in one of our three remaining (Premier League) matches", Mourinho said last week.

Manchester United is predicting its annual revenue will hit record levels as the club bids to win the Europa League for the first time.

Now it's time to play two good games to close the Premier League and reach the Europa League final in the best shape that we can. I don't know when we play the game.

He added: "And on top of that, the accumulation of big injuries - not small, not the injuries that you say "OK, hamstring, two weeks" - no, it's surgery, boom, boom".

Speaking to Sky Sports after the 1-2 loss to Tottenham on Sunday, the United manager said: "What we did was compulsory".

"When people say we gamble, we didn't gamble, we didn't choose the Europa League - we had to do it".

It means the match against the Dutch league runners-up in Sweden next week will be United's 16th game in 54 days.

To his critics, Mourinho said he did not know what was a priority for other clubs, but was clear what United are targeting.

Balancing the desire to win with resting players has been hard and Mourinho joked it would have been worse was it not for Ander Herrera's sending off in the FA Cup quarter-final defeat at Chelsea.

Following the release of the club's latest set of quarterly financial results on Tuesday, United's chief financial officer Cliff Baty confirmed missing out on Champions League football would see a 30 per cent reduction in Adidas' yearly payments under their kit manufacturing deal - a fall of £21m.

The Red Devils are without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, who have been ruled out for the rest of the campaign and therefore the manager is unlikely to risk many of his top stars in the final two games against Southampton and Crystal Palace. We know if we lose the final, we don't play Champions League.

"I will analyze the individual performances of the players and try to understand who can give me a little bit more for the final".

"Blind played [against Tottenham] after 90 minutes on Thursday, of course Fellaini has to play the next because he is not playing now".