Jose Mourinho made a point of rushing home following Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
The Portuguese fielded Man United’s youngest ever starting XI in Premier League history – including eight academy products and four players making their full debuts – ahead of the Europa League final.
And Mourinho, soon after sitting down at the presser, noted that he would much rather head home and begin focusing on the Europa League final on Wednesday night.
“Let me go home now, I’m in a final, let me go home,” he said.
The Portuguese has had just about enough of the Premier League this season, it seems, and you can somewhat understand why.
Domestic affairs have been a distraction, as opposed to a source of promise, for some time now, with every Premier League display this month being underlined by a greater, forcibly suppressed focus on the Europa League final against Ajax on Wednesday.
Victory over Palace was a day for supporters to relish in the tantalising prospect of United’s class of tomorrow; for Mourinho, however, it was the last of a series of games that he never wanted to play.