'You will be dropped': Mourinho's warning to underperforming Manchester United stars

Annette Crawford
April 17, 2018

"The way you play is the only way I can select players", said Mourinho.

Speaking about rotating his side against Bournemouth on Wednesday ahead of the FA Cup a few days later, Mourinho explained: 'Rotating is not the right word - if I play a player against Bournemouth and the player is phenomenal, he plays the semi-final.

Unlike many other teams, United have the resources to rotate every position of their squad and especially so in attack.

It has also been claimed that Mourinho is keen to offload defenders Daley Blind and Matteo Darmian, who have both not featured often for United this season, especially since the turn of the year. I only know one criteria.

Neville questioned Hart's technique, which he thinks was responsible for the 'keeper's mistake.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils have led the distant chasing pack, infuriating in their inconsistency, forced to watch as their rivals march to the title.

Bournemouth's 3-0 defeat at Liverpool last weekend came after draws against Crystal Palace and Watford, leaving the Cherries 11th in the standings with 38 points, eight short of the 46 they managed last season. Because he's not happy at having slipped down the United hierarchy and matters won't be improved next season if Jose Mourinho does what the Sun predicts and reinforces his striking options.

City manager Pep Guardiola might have missed one of the proudest moments of his career, however, after admitting on Saturday that he had a round of golf booked with his son and was not planning to watch United's game. They lost only two matches because they were the best team.

His reaction to the West Brom defeat, a loss that became a humiliating one given that it confirmed Manchester City as Premier League champions, could not be dismissed as an isolated release of frustration.

The comment will likely divide Manchester United fans, many of whom seem unable to agree on whether either Pogba or Sanchez actually deserve to be in the team, or are just being selected based on reputation and the size of their wage packet.

Ego has played a part and Mourinho is not alone in becoming exasperated by the Pogba sideshow; the dance moves, rehearsed handshakes and extensive use of social media.

Following the West Brom disaster, Mourinho fumed in a Sky Sports interview, saying: 'We were masters in complication, everything was complicated. You have to get a goal away from home!

"We always gave West Brom the opportunity to be solid, compact, and with their huge physical strong players, they always had time to organise themselves". Mourinho won't change his ways.

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