"With United struggling to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League, having fallen four points behind fourth-place Manchester City, winning the Europa League is their last hope of reaching the Champions League".
He added: "We won a League Cup".
Mourinho said Bailly might have been "naive" during a post-match television interview, but in his subsequent press conference he said he had not seen the incident again and did not want to comment on it. I think it's fair that Sergio plays the final and David accepts that. I wish them the very best for the final! I probably work, this season, harder than ever. But even if it was unfair, I don't know, but even if it was unfair I don't think UEFA rules will allow any chance of an appeal. And it makes sense to say it. We won a Community Shield.
Marouane Fellaini will also miss out as he serves the final part of his three-match domestic suspension.
Sergio Romero, United's Europa League goalkeeper, has been promised he will keep his position in the final against Ajax in Stockholm later this month, while Mourinho also has plans to introduce the 20-year-old Joel Pereira in at least one of the fixtures.
Last season's FA Cup was the only major trophy United had to show in the three seasons since the Scot's retirement, with Mourinho taking over a team needing help. It doesn't matter what happens.
And with a view to the final against Ajax, the Portuguese has vowed to make "a lot" of changes for his side's final top-flight match of the season on May 21, a home clash with Crystal Palace.
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I felt bad not only for me and my staff, but for the viewers and listeners because they really had no idea what had happened. This will be a "big, big story", he said, but the "left-wing media" will probably "downplay" his vindication.
Asked what his approach to selection would be, he said: "The same".
"The boys gave everything they had. I never saw in all my career two goalkeepers to be such friends", said Mourinho, whose sixth-place side visit Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday.
"But obviously, like we did against Arsenal, we didn't throw the match away".
But there is current form in our favour, with Stoke's only win in the last 9 games was against relegation candidates Hull City, and they have nothing left to play for.
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Drawing 1-1 and knowing one more goal would have tied the aggregate score up at 2-2 with Celta going through on away goals, Guidetti was found in the six-yard box by team-mate Claudio Beauvue, but somehow he fluffed his lines. "But the match on Sunday is important for us, too".