“It’s always difficult to leave players out throughout the whole season,” he explained. “A final is a reward for what’s been done in the whole season then, if there’s a doubt between a couple, it’s the form in the latter stages, of course.
“We’ll enjoy the last session and the players will get the team tomorrow [Wednesday].”
There are some tough calls to be made, including in goal with David De Gea and Dean Henderson competing for the gloves, and in the forward roles with Mason Greenwood’s fine form promoting his claims for a start.
”I’ll tell the team, especially the subs that are not starting, you may have to play a big part for us,“ he added. ”As it’s happened before. Be disappointed, be angry with me but be ready when you come on. Whoever starts, make sure you enjoy it because you don’t play too many finals in your life.“