Juan Mata believes Manchester United finally have the right manager in José Mourinho, with the Spain global hopeful a new era of success can be kick-started by winning the Europa League.
The Red Devils have prioritised Europe's secondary competition for much of the second half of the campaign, and with the reward of Champions League football for the victor, you can fully understand why.
"Don't we deserve respect for that?"
United's past successes in Europe have seen them lift the European Cup/Champions League on three occasions, most recently in 2008, and the European Cup Winners' Cup.
Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba (R) shakes hands with Manchester United's English striker Wayne Rooney (L) after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Cyrstal Palace at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on May 21, 2017. I am not enjoying that."So finally they sing, they [swing] the scarves - it's nice for them".
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"The manager had a conversation and told me I was going to be an important player if I do what he wanted me to do", he added.
While the United players were doing their customary end-of-season lap of honour, Mourinho have MUTV a very short interview before heading in to meet the press.
Demetri Mitchell, McTominay and Pereira joined Harrop in making their full debuts on an afternoon when 16-year-old Angel Gomes came on to become the first player born this millennium to play in the top flight.
"I am proud I reached the level to play for Manchester United".
Griezmann has given fresh legs to talk of a move to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window by rating his chances of joining the Red Devils from Atletico Madrid at six out of ten.
However, the focus for all concerned on Sunday will be to get through the game without any key players picking up injuries and in turn getting ready for Wednesday's clash with Ajax.
Eric Bailly, who is suspended for the final, featured in United's defence, while Paul Pogba returned to the starting line-up after the death of his father. "I've always said that since I came here it has not been the greatest moment in the club's history".