Jose Mourinho has confirmed he will field youth players against Crystal Palace on Sunday because the Premier League will not bring the game forward by 24 hours.
The Manchester United manager is adamant his side should be given more time to prepare for next week’s Europa League final against Ajax.
With United guaranteed to finish sixth – and Palace having avoided relegation – Mourinho insists the final game of the season should be played on Saturday.
Because the authorities will not reschedule, he says he has no choice but to name a team largely made up of academy players.
Joel Pereira, Demitri Mitchell and Scott McTominay are all set to start at Old Trafford.
Zachary Dearnley, Matty Willock and Josh Harrop – who Mourinho watched score a hat-trick against Tottenham for the U23s on Monday – will also be included in the squad.
Paul Pogba is expected to start after the midfielder was granted compassionate leave following the death of his father.