Mourinho admits his Manchester United's 'target' has now changed

Manchester United gaffer Jose Mourinho calls Paul Pogba a 'virus' affecting dressing room

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery: "It will be a very big challenge for us and it will confirm our good moment, or whether we need more".

"We don't need a miracle [to finish in the top four] at all". We were waiting to see who could and couldn't [play] and I think we are going to be in a similar situation.

"So I think it's far from a miracle, we just need to not be so unlucky with problems that we have, we need some players to perform better than they are and we need to perform better as a team, but far from a miracle". One of Rashford and Lukaku will presumably be fit enough to play upfront.

United have the worst defensive record outside of the bottom five this season, with a nominal first choice pairing of Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof both now out with injuries. Wednesday's game will be the first time that Mourinho faces Arsenal without Arsene Wenger at the helm, but the United boss continued his frosty relationship with the Gunners by claiming that their Europa League campaign has been "easy".

"At the end of the season the top six will be done by the six teams we all know have that responsibility to finish in the top six".

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Mourinho was also pressed to give his views on Pogba's performance against Southampton and he offered up this guarded response.

"You believe a player scores in his own goal and then runs and celebrates "I scored in my own goal because I don't like the manager"?"

Referring to his ambitions for the rest of the season, Mourinho added: "Try to win as many points as possible and try nearly the miracle to end in fourth". It is another where I am quoted by someone else.

"I don't want to update you, I would like Arsenal TV to ask the same questions but they don't, they hide everything from the inside, so why should I answer to you".

They need the three points if they are going to have any chance of making the top four by the end of the year, which is Jose Mourinho's target.

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