Jose Mourinho reveals what he told Manchester United stars at half-time during West Ham clash
The Red Devils were held to a goalless draw at the London Stadium in a result that saw them clinch their position as runners-up behind Manchester City.
Adrian was a busy man in the Hammers goal, making multiple saves to deny Manchester United victory, and Mourinho refused to criticise his teams performance.
Speaking after the 0-0 draw, he told BBC Sport: We are the second best team in the Premier League, a fantastic competition with lots of good teams with six teams trying to finish first.
We came second, I am not totally happy that is not my nature. But since the moment we felt it was impossible to finish first we had the target to finish second and it is done today.
I am not critical of the performance at all. Against Brighton, at half time I told the players they were going to lose and tonight at half time I said we would win.
I was wrong but we were positive in the game. In the 80th minute we know that a point was enough so we start thinking about that and we let the game go.
Now we have the objective to finish with more than 80 points.
Mourinho also confirmed that Michael Carrick would start Manchester Uniteds final game of the season against Watford on Sunday, while David de Gea will be rested.
It is normal that Michael Carrick is captain at Old Trafford for the last game of his career, Mourinho said. David de Gea will be rested, it gives a chance for Sergio Romero to play, I can make changes.
West Ham secured their Premier League survival last weekend and David Moyes was pleased with the home sides display against the Red Devils.
Of course we are satisfied to get a point against Manchester United, he told Sky Sports. The attitude of the players was terrific.
We were safe at the weekend but the players knew it was a big game, we wanted to move up the table.