As rain began to fall on Tottenham's parade their were some nervy moments but they hung on to claim a club record equalling 14th successive home win and remain unbeaten at their north London fortress all season.
Top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic remains out with a long-term knee injury, while Ashley Young (hamstring), Marcos Rojo (knee), Luke Shaw (foot) and Tim Fosu-Mensah (shoulder) are also out for the rest of the season.
Tottenham will need to get over the disappointment of Chelsea wrapping up the title swiftly if they are to secure the runners-up spot this season.
"Even the draw [for the fixtures], if it is a draw, I never understood well if it is a draw", Mourinho said. When you look at our points tally compared to last season, obviously we're disappointed losing out on the title but we are growing. I can not go to Manchester City or Arsenal and put out five kids at the same time altogether. We, Manchester United, for us it's more important to win titles than to finish top four.
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The report also indicates that the deal will only go ahead on the condition Wayne Rooney leaves the club in the summer. And when the transfer window eventually opens in June, he will have no shortage of suitors vying for his signature.
Rooney has had more chances in the team in recent weeks as Mourinho has been forced to rotate players in the Europa League and Premier League but he just hasn't taken them. I can not lose 5-0 or 6-0.
Tottenham fans staged a pitch invasion and then cheered their former heroes after the team gave White Hart Lane the flawless send-off with a 2-1 victory over Manchester United.
"I don't know other clubs, I don't know the way they think, I don't know what is important for them".
"It was hard to lift everyone to be ready again for Man United but we are okay now and focused". When people say we gamble, we didn't gamble, we didn't choose the Europa League - we had to do it.
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Tottenham (2nd with 77 points) is guaranteed of not finishing lower than 3rd, that is in the event they lose their last two games .
"I'm fine with what we had in terms of individual performances, the two goals were bad goals that we conceded, but the team was not used to each other". During this time, one game ended in favor of Tottenham, and in favor of Manchester United - 3.
"In what is our last season here" the chairman said: "we have seen entertaining, free-flowing football and a return to what has once again been called glory days, such has been the impact of Mauricio and his team of coaches and players".
Rooney's 71st-minute strike briefly punctured the festivities amid a downpour, but the sun returned and Tottenham closed out the final minutes in the stadium of its best campaign since 1962-63 before a parade of club greats on the field.
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Baldwin's Trump bit continues to run on the stale side, but America loves it, so we're not expecting to see any changes. No doubt he will not care for the skit's ending, which had McCarthy's Spicer and Baldwin's Trump making out.