"Maybe we would be fresher for European competitions, for example".
"But we have this competition, we have to respect it, we have to respect the sponsors, we have to respect the opponents, we have to respect the professionalism of all of us trying to do the best".
"So we just want to win it, and while the result was open we did it in a strong way".
Much-changed Arsenal dominated their clash with League One Doncaster but could only muster a 1-0 victory despite having 27 attempts at goal.
"That's a team, that's a squad, we can only play with 11 guys".
Juan Mata was next to threaten, forcing Connor Ripley into action after nice play involving Blind and Martial.
The Portuguese manager, who has shown tremendous faith in the midfielder since taking over at Old Trafford, wants the Belgian to sign a new deal with Manchester United to extend his stay.
For Burton, Luke Varney is among the starters and he leads the attack for the away team.
The mood among the squad is good with United still unbeaten in all competitions this season - even though the goal Burton scored was the first they have conceded at Old Trafford this season. "I was concerned, they looked risky", Wenger said.
Chelsea's loss has certainly been Manchester United's gain this season, as Matic looks to have solved all the problems Mourinho's men have had for a few seasons now, primarily the lack of a disciplined defensive presence in midfield.