Ander Herrera

Claiming continental silverware is more important for Manchester United, Ander Herrera has revealed, as compared to qualifying for the Champions League.

Europe’s secondary club competition is a surprising absentee in United’s gleaming trophy cabinet and Jose Mourinho has placed it at the top of his priority list at the expense of a top-four Premier League finish.

“First of all it’s a European trophy,” he told ESPN FC.  “That’s what I am going to have in my mind.

“We will have time to think about different things afterwards. It’s a European trophy this club has never won. We can make history for the club, so that’s the only thing I have in my mind.

“Always respecting the opponent because they want to make history, as well. But I don’t have anything else in my mind apart from winning the final and trying to get the trophy for this club.

“I don’t want to think about if, if, if [they qualify for the Champions League]. I just want to play the game as good as possible, try to win, and you will be able to ask me later about it.”