• Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho speaks to the media ahead of Premier League trip to Crystal Palace on Monday [5 March].
  • Mourinho admits Marouane Fellaini and Zlatan Ibrahimovic could leave this summer.
  • But United boss unable to confirm that England and Scotland are chasing to secure the services of Scott McTominay.
  • Portuguese boss says finishing second in the Premier league is the priority for the rest of the campaign.
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Well that just about wraps up everything from Jose Mourinho's media duties for now. The rest of the broadcast section of his briefing will emerge over the weekend, as will the embargoed content from his sit down with the written press.

We'll have live coverage of United's trip to Crystal Palace on Monday, and the rest of the Premier League games over the next few days but until then its goodbye.


Finally, the United boss addresses whether Scott McTominay could play for either England or Scotland at international level.

Mourinho was unable to confirm whether both nations had contacted him with a view to committing hid future to them, but insisted his performances for United will be key to his international aspirations.


It does appear certain however that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be leaving the club at the end of the season.

Mourinho said that the Swede will make the decision over his future, with the veteran having talked up a potential move to the MLS.

Fitness wise, he is fit again after suffering some pain in the same knee he underwent surgery on last year. But it remains to be seen if the Monday game at Crystal Palace comes too soon.


The main issue probably regards Marouane Fellaini, whose future remains uncertain. The Belgian is out of contract in the summer ad has been heavily linked with a move to Turkey.

He is also out injured at the moment after a bout of surgery, but could return next month for the Champions League quarter-finals and the FA Cup semi-finals, as well as the twilight of the Premier League campaign.


Well that brings an end to that section of Jose Mourinho's press conference. The rest will become public on Sunday evening, with United's game not until Monday.

Some interesting topics to reflect on there.


Mourinho on Fellaini future

"Is he going to stay or leave I don't know, I want him to stay, the club want him to stay, the process, negotiations, numbers, distances between the offer and what he wants, I really don't know."


Mourinho on Fellaini

"Fellaini is a different story, he's still a young player, his injury had a little surgery but minor surgery and he will be back to play again in a couple of weeks so if we proceed in the Champions League after Sevilla I think he will be ready for a hypothetical Quarter Final, a hypothetical FA Cup semi-final, for the last couple of months of our Premier League fight."


Mourinho on Ibrahimovic future

"Zlatan we all think it's his last season at Manchester United and will be a very personal decision for him to play or to stop, I think he wants the right of choosing his life, his future, such an amazing player and amazing career that only that awful injury in the wrong moment broke a fantastic couple of seasons he could and should have with us this season really different for him.

"He's not injured, does he feel totally happy, ready and convinced that he's in conditions to help the team in this moment no but he's such an honest guy and such a champion he only wants to be back with that feeling of I'm totally ready for it, so he's working hard and hopefully his evolution brings him to that level he wants to have a positive answer."


Mourinho on the top four

"The gap is really, really short. But the four of us are in the Champions League. Sometimes I read that all the others are better than us but I am not sure about that. If you ask me second or fourth? From the financial point of view it makes no difference, from the prestige it doesn't make a difference, but personal point of view second is better than third, and third is better than fourth. The top four is very difficult but it is the priority."


Mourinho on McTominay again

"I have to believe a that a kid with his attitude to the others and towards football, the parent must be really good people that pass to him the right morals. The kid has his feet on the ground. He passed some important tests not y the football point of view but mentally."


Mourinho on McTominay

"I have no information on that. We must try to fight for minute with Manchester United. The national team will be consequence. I cannot confirm at all if both national teams have contacted him."


Mourinho on the weather

"Yesterday indoors, and today outside but difficult. But we try and worked. We must be positive and we can't complain. The rest of the day they can be at home."


Just waiting for Mourinho to arrive at Carrington ahead of his latest session with the world's media.

He should be any minute now.


An update from that injury list ahead of Mourinho's media appearance. On the United club website they say the game at Palace "likely to come too soon" for Herrera, Fellaini and Ibrahimovic.


The snow and freezing conditions which have engulfed the UK are not expected to threaten this weekend's Premier League fixtures, though a clutch of games have already fallen foul of the weather. We are expecting much of the snow and ice will have cleared by early next week, ensuring the game at Selhurst should be fine to go ahead.


Reports in the last seven days have suggested United are closing in on tying David de Gea down to a new contract.

The Spaniard continues to be linked with Real Madrid but a deal worth £220,000-a-week has been put forward by the Old Trafford club and it could see the 'keeper remain at Old Trafford on a long-term basis.

We should get the latest on that and the futures of Ashley Young and Daley Blind this afternoon.


Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is also speaking this afternoon, with his briefing due to start at 1:15pm. You can follow all the Italian has to say right here.


United have a lengthy injury list, but one player on his way back for sure is Zlatan Ibrahimovic, though the game next Monday could come too soon.

The Swede has been battle with pain in the same knee which he has surgery on last year, but having returned to training is hopeful of a return in time for the Champions League last-16 second leg against Sevilla.

Among those also currently out are Ander Herrera, Daley Blind, Phil Jones and Marouane Fellaini, and we should hear today if any of them can be involved at Selhurst Park.


With Manchester City having collected the first of what could be three trophies this season, and gone within five wins of the Premier League title, what will Jose Mourinho have to say as Manchester United look set to play second fiddle to their local rivals this season?

United are back in action following last weekend's win over Chelsea against more London opposition in the form of Crystal Palace on Monday night at Selhurst Park. The Eagles could be in the bottom three by the time the welcome the 20-time English champions.

Issues such as David de Gea's new contract, the international aspirations of Scott McTominay and team news ahead of the trip to south London are among the key topic set to be put to Mourinho this afternoon.

And we'll have all the updates from 1:30pm from the United boss.