Mourinho expects Pogba and Rashford to stay next season

Anthony Martial celebrates scoring with Romelu Lukaku

Jose Mourinho would be lying if he said that the final did not mean a little bit more because he was facing off against his former club Chelsea.

His consistency at the back would lend some much-needed stability to United's back line and his recovery speed would add a new dimension that has been missing lacking in the centre of defence for what seems like an age.

The France midfielder is rumoured to be a transfer target for Paris Saint-Germain and now Mourinho has stressed any attempts for the player to leave United are being made by Pogba and his high profile agent Mino Raiola. "I worked with the players for a couple of years, so I know them better than anyone".

Manchester United are likely to be linked with a host of players in the coming weeks and months as the Red Devils look to assemble a squad capable of winning the title next season.

Pogba, who also plays for the French national team, has been routinely criticised for his performances this season after scoring six goals and providing 10 assists in 25 league appearances for second-placed Manchester United.

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The Portuguese manager will know a trip to the Capital will be hard for his team, with the Hammers wanting to finish strong as they know they could finish as high as 10 if they win their two remaining matches.

"I think he's going to be here next season", Mourinho told the press ahead of Thursday's Premier League match at West Ham. I have to try to succeed in getting every player to have the same mentality as I have.

'When you lose against all the teams that were promoted, it doesn't smell right to me, ' he said. "That's my feeling. In this moment, for me, he's staying, yes".

The 22-year-old Martial has endured a disappointing season under Jose Mourinho and it is believed that he is also frustrated at the Theater of Dreams and wants a move. I am not afraid to play against the big teams and I respect the small teams'. An additional player who strived hard to gain his trust, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, is now part of Arsenal, where he went in January.

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