It is only Manchester United’s stuttering form that prevented them securing second place in the Premier League prior to their 0-0 bore draw against West Ham.
The Red Devils would have had the luxury of resting players with even more time to spare before the FA Cup final had they not contrived to lose against Brighton and West Brom in recent weeks but after their stalemate against the Hammers means that the runners-up spot is finally theirs.
That means that Mourinho can – like he did last season before the Europa League final – use the campaign’s last Premier League engagement to showcase some of the club’s best young talent.
On that occasion, United ran out 2-0 winners against Crystal Palace with youngster Josh Harrop – who is now at Preston – getting the opening goal and Reds fans want to see something similar against Watford this weekend.
They are calling on Mourinho to ring the changes again and one or two names in particular keep cropping up…
Who is the tallest and runs around a lot in reserves? Bet he would make a debut and will get voted 'Managers Player of the match '😬😬
Hope to be wrong and see Taith chong and Angel Gomes getting a run out.
— Rashik (@RashikDahal) May 10, 2018
Debut for Tahith Chong @TahithC
— Eri Rendiana (@erirendy5) May 11, 2018
Finally; a team to enjoy watching 👍
— Mike (@mikeleigh33) May 10, 2018
Get Chong and Gomes on….nothing less. Don't care if we lose. But you can be sure he plays fellaini
— Andy (@holtandyr) May 10, 2018
Chong and Gomes MUST start this game on Sunday
— Crentist The Dentist (@Riems007) May 10, 2018
Tahith Chong to start, let’s hope
— PeaceAndQuiet (@MorbidInvalid) May 10, 2018