Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku dropped from Manchester United starting XI vs. Bournemouth

Soggy bottom
Mourinho in the rain
as his United team
went down to
defeat against
the league’s
basement boys

Sloppy United were punished says Jose Mourinho by Justin Palmer Published

In that very place, though known as Sandbourne, Tess Durbeyfield kills Alec D'Urberville and (ear-splitting shoehorn alert) it's where, if we are to believe Jose Mourinho, several high-profile Manchester United careers - Paul Pogba, Alexis Sánchez, Ander Herrera and Juan Mata primarily - may also die.

Following this incident at half-time, Pogba turned things around and kicked off a great comeback, scoring two goals, as Manchester United beat City 3-2.

But Scholes feels Pogba let his manager down at the weekend and criticised the midfielder for his lack of consistency.

"I don't think they'd sell him because he is such a big talent and it is so rare to find these world-class players of Pogba's standing", he said on Sky Sports' The Debate show.

Their hopes of an unlikely top-four finish have been strengthened by Tottenham dropping five points in their past two games, meaning Conte's team could cut the deficit to five points. But Sanchez himself has not exactly set Old Trafford on fire and a performance against Bournemouth tonight could yet see Mourinho give the flambouyant Frenchmen a Wembley start over the cold Chilean.

"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 who played (against West Brom) don't have a place in that team (against Spurs)".

"I only know one criteria [for choosing the team]".

"Rotating is not the right word - if I play a player against Bournemouth and the player is phenomenal, he plays the semi-final", Mourinho said, as quoted by the Daily Telegraph.

Simon Francis: "It is a game when we will go on the front foot and try to attack them". Or their salary? Or their lovely face?

'He went from that sensational performance (against Manchester City) to this on Sunday, ' he added.

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