Their league finishes on Sunday - they have 12 days to prepare, and we have three league matches to play.
Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane secured Tottenham victory in the final game at White Hart Lane, with Wayne Rooney pulling one back for much-changed United as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat.
Mourinho shrugged off any disappointment surrounding a probable sixth-place finish for his EFL Cup winners - United have not finished lower since David Moyes' shambolic tenure in the 2013-14 season.
"Last year we scored three goals away against Atletico to go through and their defence is very strong and this year we won 2-1 at the Bernabeu and they are almost in the Champions League final".
"But if I was on your side and you are always looking for this kind of capital-letters big headlines, I accept if you say that".
The Mirror claim that Jose Mourinho has been impressed with Carricks professionalism and influence in both the dressing room and on the pitch, and even though the 36-year old only has two months left in his current deal, it looks as though he will be given the chance to sign a long term extension.
"I am not upset because we had to make that decision", he said about missing out on the top four.
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Because if I have Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic, Tim Fosu-Mensah, if I had these guys I can rotate, I can go for every match.
"But the opponent was hard, the match was hard, the stadium was hard, so I cannot be happier with the players and their work".
Romero has deputised for usual number one David de Gea in the Europa League, playing 11 games to the Spaniard's three, and Mourinho said there was "no dilemma" about who will start between the posts against Ajax.
"They are friends and they support each other all the time".
'This year we won 2-1 at the Bernabeu against Real Madrid and they are almost in the Champions League final so we know we can do it.