Thankfully for them, however, Mourinho looks set to name a similarly second string side for the trip to West Ham United on Thursday night. For most of my seasons, apart from one a year ago, I've been competing at the top six or eight. The match is to be played in London, as the Devils are slowly finishing this Premier League campaign, getting ready for the FA Cup final that awaits the team on 19 May against Chelsea. "Not two, three or four - a lot of points", Mourinho told reporters. That's normal. I know the players. Some guys prefer to have a couple of years to study or go to youth football.In this case we decided the bridge could be that bridge, to change shirts and dressing rooms and offices and to stop being a player and become an assistant. You are human, you didn't perform well and the other guys played the game of their lives, the goalkeeper was magnificent, so I think it's normal during a season.
Mourinho added: "Of course we can keep [those players]".
It comes after Hammers followers mentioned they felt their new stadium in Stratford was "soulless" and had no West Ham ambiance, not like their earlier floor Upton Park. Unless there is a flawless squad, where you buy one goalkeeper you don't like, you buy another one; you buy a central defender you don't like, you buy another one.
Moyes has completed his task of keeping West Ham in the Premier League but is still not to the liking of many supporters.
'I used to be made captain of West Ham on the age of 23 and I am going to at all times bear in mind my Grandad, who sadly is not with us any longer, saying to me, "You are following within the footsteps of Bobby Moore and Billy Bonds - that may't be too unhealthy".