Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho says it is now “too late” for the club to make the top four in the Premier League.
He attributed the failure to major injuries hitting his top players.
Jose Mourinho’s side are in the fifth position on the table with four games left.
The Red Devils are just one point behind city rivals Manchester City and a further three off Liverpool in third place in the race for the top four.
Mourinho told reporters ahead of Europa League against Celta Vigo, “We have two matches in one week against Celta. It is important to have everyone back.
“In the relation to the Premier League I think it is too late because in April we played nine matches, seven of them in the Premier League and we had too many problems.
“We had too many players absent. Because of that we had players who had to play 800 minutes of football and we paid the price.
“We played against fresh teams. In this moment the perspective is different because the Europa League becomes even more important for us and it is good to have three players back who give us more options.”