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Jose Mourinho: Bournemouth match an opportunity for Manchester United players

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed how he will pick his players for the FA Cup semi-final and claimed the match against Bournemouth is an opportunity for them to impress.

The Portuguese boss’ side will face Tottenham in the cup competition but will first come up against Eddie Howe’s team on Wednesday.

Mourinho was fuming with his players following their shock loss to West Brom and is looking for a more consistent run of form.

Spurs will certainly not roll over and hand United a result so they will have to fight for it in order to get into the final.

An FA Cup win and second placed finish in the Premier League would conclude a decent season under the former Real Madrid man’s reign.

According to Breaking News, Jose said: “Rotating is not the right word. If I play a player against Bournemouth and the player is phenomenal, he plays the semi-final.

“So is not rotating, because rotating looks like a player that plays against Bournemouth is to give a rest to somebody that is going to play against Spurs in the semi-final.

“So, the word is not rotation, it is an opportunity for people, for some people to play and to try to get a place in the team for Spurs – and some of the guys that played (against West Brom), they don’t have a place in that team.”

Harsh words from Jose Mourinho but they’re much needed given how the players performed against West Brom and frustrating way they lost.

To make matters worse it was completely incomprehensible given how the same Manchester United players secured an amazing comeback win against fierce rivals Manchester City just a week before.

There’s no explanation for the inconsistencies or even an excuse to have lost to a side that only managed three wins before the match.

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