Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that some players who featured in his side’s 1-0 home defeat to West Bromwich Albion will be dropped for Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final clash with Tottenham Hotspur.
The Portuguese coach also said that squad members who impress in the midweek meeting with Bournemouth could be given a chance at Wembley stadium, but denied that he is operating a rotation system.
“If I play someone against Bournemouth and he is phenomenal, he plays the semi-final,” Sky Sports News quotes Mourinho as saying.
“The word is not rotation. This is an opportunity for some people to play and to try to get a place in the team. Some of the guys who played [against West Brom], they don’t have a place in that team.
“I only know one criteria [for choosing the team]. It is the way you play. This is the only way I can select players.
The FA Cup is United’s last chance to claim silverware this term, with the loss to West Brom having handed the Premier League title to Manchester City.