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2017/18 FA Cup Semi-Final Match Chat

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Saturday 21st April:
Man Utd vs Tottenham, 17.15

Sunday 22nd April:
Chelsea vs Southampton, 15.00

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43791546

Jose Mourinho to drop under-performers from West Brom game

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Manchester United players who performed poorly in their Premier League defeat by West Brom will be dropped for Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham, says boss Jose Mourinho.

The Red Devils were beaten 1-0 by bottom side West Brom at Old Trafford on Sunday, ensuring rivals Manchester City won the title.

United play Bournemouth in the league on Wednesday before facing Spurs.

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

The Portuguese manager said "some of the guys" that played against West Brom "don't have a place" in the team for the semi-final at Wembley.

He added the Bournemouth match at Vitality Stadium was "an opportunity for some people to play and to try to get a place in the team for Spurs".

When asked to clarify if he meant those who performed badly against the Baggies will now not face Spurs, Mourinho said: "Yeah.

"What is the criteria for a manager to choose a team?

"I only know one criteria: is the way you play.

"Or do you want me to go for the price they cost, or their salary, or their beautiful face? The only way is to go with performance."

United midfielder Ander Herrera was taken off at half-time against West Brom, while Paul Pogba was replaced in the 58th minute.

Regarding Pogba's performance, Mourinho said: "It was not just him and he had a yellow card, so he was in a more difficult position than others.

"And playing with only two midfield players, you cannot play with one player in risk of not being able to make a foul.

"You can do it if your team is not losing the ball, but our team was losing the ball so easy with the complication, everything was complicated, so we were losing lots of balls.

"Paul was out because of the yellow card, because of in terms the way he played he was not worse than some others that were on the pitch for 90 minutes."

 

 

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Last chance of redeeming any dignity for this season from all the players and Conte. If we get past Saints and meet United in the final, reckon we've already lost considering Mourinho's record. 

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Trippier megging Pogba was the funniest thing I've ever seen 

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Really hope Spurs win this. Really fun side to watch and this generation of players deserve something.

Lets have some Spurs DVD's of relevance. An FA cup win would be awesome.

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Dembele always makes me a think of a thing I think I heard from Juanma Lillo:

A good dribbler who doesn’t know when to dribble, isn’t a good dribbler.

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Why are the United supporters not waving their flags??? Someone wasted a hell of a lot of money on them, the least they could do is wave them around when they score.. 

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I don't know how modern footballers ever make it down the shops... no matter where they get touched, neck, arm, upper thigh, face etc... their legs just collapse.. I should imagine it's fairly amusing to watch them rolling around the floor at Asda clutching their faces with both hands when some old biddy barges past and bumps into them accidentally..  

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Someone should lie and tell Kane that the FA Cup counts towards the Golden Boot to see if he works up the will to do anything.

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I'd love to see a stat for how much time the ball spends in play in Man U matches compared to the average.

Theres been a few minutes of football in the 10 or so minutes since United scored. 

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5 minutes ago, Cannabis said:

Spurs have absolutely bottled this as per.

They always collapse this point of the season 

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6 minutes ago, Cicero said:

They always collapse this point of the season 

Chelsea top four anyone? xDxD

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5 minutes ago, True Blue said:

Chelsea top four anyone? xDxD

They deserve to be relegated then 

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1 hour ago, True Blue said:

Jose slug fest it is

I wouldn't care to make that assumption.... 

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There is no winning mentality with Spurs and Poch. How many times has this happened over the past years? Shit display in games where it matters. 

United and Mourinho are the exact opposite. 

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Tottenham will start getting some flack soon. They've lost the last 8 FA Cup semi finals they've been in. Ten seasons without a trophy win as well.

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