West Ham defender Pablo Zabaleta happy where he is


Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson believes some Manchester United players are "petrified" of manager Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho is preparing for a huge summer as he looks to make the necessary changes to close the gap on rivals Manchester City.

Manchester United were in danger of dropping into a battle for third in the Premier League following their loss at Brighton on Friday night.

"We came second. I am not totally happy, that is not my nature".

"I am not critical of the performance at all".

"It's not always been pretty, but I don't think he could have done much more, particularly as the January transfer window wasn't particularly helpful to him".

"We played very well and overall we deserve this point".

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"Now we have the objective to finish with more than 80 points", Mourinho added.

The Red Devils have won 13 of the last 18 Premier League meetings between the sides and have won five of their last nine away from Old Trafford against this opposition.

"David de Gea will be rested, it gives a chance for Sergio Romero to play".

BRIAN DEAR insisted West Ham United's Premier League clash with Everton on Sunday is far from a dead-rubber as far as the two managers are concerned.

"A point against Manchester United any time is a good result and the attitude was good", Moyes told Sky Sports. "Yes of course I would like him to stay, he has done a great job but it is not my decision". "They're a big club with big expectations and they're looking to improve over the year, they don't want to be flirting with relegation".

On-loan Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is back from illness for the hosts but must be content with a place on the bench as David Moyes names an unchanged side.