Players showed me they want to play in FA Cup semi – Mourinho

Chris Smalling slides in to give Manchester United the lead at Bournemouth

Manchester United’s “skilled” 2-Zero win at Bournemouth proved the gamers need to function in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final with Tottenham, in line with supervisor Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho made seven modifications to his facet as United bounced again from Sunday’s surprise home defeat by backside membership West Brom.

Chris Smalling and substitute Romelu Lukaku scored in both half on the Vitality Stadium to present United a four-point lead over third-place Liverpool within the desk, with 4 video games remaining.

Mourinho had described this match as a possibility for gamers to safe a spot within the group to face Spurs in a contest which represents United’s ultimate probability of profitable a trophy this season.

He stated Lukaku, Antonio Valencia, who was rested, and Nemanja Matic would return to the startling line-up at Wembley, whereas others had given him lots to consider.

“I can’t play this XI however all of them informed me they need to play,” stated Mourinho.

“This win was based mostly on good angle, professionalism and a dedication to win an vital match for us as a result of now it is troublesome to not end within the high 4.”

Who performed themselves into Mourinho’s Wembley plans?

This was the response Mourinho demanded after the deflating consequence towards West Brom, which confirmed neighbours Manchester Metropolis as champions.

With the title gone and persistence operating skinny, Luke Shaw, Marouane Fellaini and Matteo Darmian have been amongst these recalled whereas goalkeeper David de Gea, who captained the facet, Smalling, Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba have been the one survivors from the weekend.

This was removed from classic United but it was an enchancment on the efficiency towards West Brom, which Mourinho described as “sophisticated”.

In distinction to Sunday, Pogba was strong, if unspectacular, whereas Herrera’s defence-splitting ball for Lingard to tee up Smalling to slip in for the opener was the cross of the night time.

Lingard has a wholesome goalscoring document at Wembley and his energetic efficiency towards Bournemouth may earn him a beginning place towards Spurs.

United’s 49th aggressive sport of the season had an end-of-season really feel about it however their objectives have been nicely crafted and the factors hard-earned.

Lukaku’s end, eight minutes after changing Lingard, got here after a driving run and cross by Pogba.

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Cherries set for a fourth Premier League season

Bournemouth have now received solely one in every of their previous 9 league video games however, barring a spectacular sequence of outcomes, they are going to be enjoying within the Premier League for a fourth successive season.

That in itself is an amazing achievement for boss Eddie Howe and his gamers.

The Cherries, 11th within the desk, are 10 factors above the relegation zone, though they’ve performed two video games greater than a few of the groups under them.

“We’re not fairly protected – I am losing interest of claiming it. Now we have three large video games left and we have to recover from the road,” stated Howe, whose facet have crushed Arsenal and Chelsea in 2018.

On one other day, Callum Wilson may need received a penalty. With the rating 1-Zero, Shaw appeared to make contact because the Bournemouth striker didn’t divert Joshua King’s cross over the road, earlier than Lukaku’s 16th league objective of the season ended the house facet’s hopes of a fightback.

“We gave all the things. We have been first rate for giant spells,” added Howe.

“United did not have an enormous quantity of probabilities both however took their objectives nicely. You must admire the standard of the opposition at occasions.”

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Man of the Match – Jesse Lingard (Manchester United)

Jesse Lingard produces the low cross for Chris Smalling to score for Manchester United against Bournemouth

De Gea’s season to recollect – the stats

  • Goalkeeper David de Gea has saved extra clear sheets in all competitions for Manchester United in 2017-18 than he has in another season for the membership (21)
  • United have received six of their previous seven Premier League video games, scoring two or extra objectives in every victory
  • After profitable their first Premier League assembly with Man Utd (2-1 in December 2015), Bournemouth have misplaced 4 and drawn one of many subsequent 5 matches
  • Romelu Lukaku has scored seven objectives in six Premier League appearances towards Bournemouth
  • No participant has offered extra Premier League assists in away video games this season than Paul Pogba (7 – stage with Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen and Manchester Metropolis’s David Silva)
  • Bournemouth keeper Asmir Begovic has saved just one clear sheet in his previous 22 Premier League video games – and none prior to now 10

The run-in – who performs who?

Bournemouth Manchester United
v Southampton (a) 28 April v Tottenham Hotspur (FA Cup semi-final) 21 April
v Swansea Metropolis (h) 5 Might v Arsenal (h) 29 April
v Burnley (a) 13 Might v Brighton & Hove Albion (a) four Might
v West Ham United (a) 10 Might
v Watford (h) 13 Might

What’s subsequent?

Bournemouth will not be in motion once more till 28 April after they journey to face Southampton within the Premier League (15:00 BST). Manchester United will look to maintain alive their hopes of ending the season with a trophy after they face Tottenham at Wembley within the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday (17:15 BST).

Line-ups

Bournemouth

  • 27Begovic
  • 2Francis
  • threeS Cook dinnerBooked at 62minutes
  • 5Aké
  • 11Daniels
  • 33IbeSubstituted forMoussetat 56′minutes
  • 16L Cook dinnerBooked at 49minutes
  • 6SurmanBooked at 68minutesSubstituted forGoslingat 75′minutes
  • 24Fraser
  • 17KingSubstituted forDefoeat 82′minutes
  • 13Wilson

Substitutes

  • 1Boruc
  • fourGosling
  • 7Pugh
  • eightArter
  • 18Defoe
  • 31Mousset
  • 42Simpson

Man Utd

  • 1de Gea
  • 36Darmian
  • 12SmallingBooked at 61minutes
  • fourJones
  • 23Shaw
  • 27Fellaini
  • 21HerreraSubstituted forMaticat 72′minutes
  • 6PogbaSubstituted forBlindat 80′minutes
  • 14LingardSubstituted forR Lukakuat 62′minutes
  • 19Rashford
  • 11Martial

Substitutes

  • threeBailly
  • 7Sánchez
  • 9R Lukaku
  • 17Blind
  • 18Younger
  • 31Matic
  • 40Castro Pereira
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
10,952

Match Stats

Residence CrewBournemouthAway CrewMan Utd
Possession
Residence44%
Away56%
Pictures
Residence13
Away13
Pictures on Goal
Residence2
Awayfour
Corners
Residenceeight
Away5
Fouls
Residence9
Awayeight

Stay Textual content

Match ends, Bournemouth Zero, Manchester United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bournemouth Zero, Manchester United 2.

Hand ball by Jermain Defoe (Bournemouth).

Nook, Bournemouth. Conceded by Matteo Darmian.

Try missed. Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) proper footed shot from outdoors the field is excessive and huge to the proper. Assisted by Callum Wilson following a nook.

Nook, Bournemouth. Conceded by Matteo Darmian.

Try blocked. Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) proper footed shot from outdoors the field is blocked. Assisted by Jermain Defoe.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Jermain Defoe replaces Joshua King.

Try missed. Lys Mousset (Bournemouth) proper footed shot from the proper facet of the field is only a bit too excessive. Assisted by Lewis Cook dinner.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United. Daley Blind replaces Paul Pogba.

Nook, Bournemouth. Conceded by Luke Shaw.

Foul by Anthony Martial (Manchester United).

Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) wins a free kick within the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Dan Gosling replaces Andrew Surman.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United. Nemanja Matic replaces Ander Herrera.

Aim!

Aim! Bournemouth Zero, Manchester United 2. Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the field to the highest proper nook. Assisted by Paul Pogba with a by way of ball.

Foul by Matteo Darmian (Manchester United).

Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Try saved. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) left footed shot from outdoors the field is saved within the centre of the objective. Assisted by Matteo Darmian.

Reserving

Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) is proven the yellow card for a foul foul.

Ander Herrera (Manchester United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Surman (Bournemouth).

Try blocked. Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United) left footed shot from outdoors the field is blocked.

Paul Pogba (Manchester United) wins a free kick within the attacking half.

Foul by Lys Mousset (Bournemouth).

Try blocked. Luke Shaw (Manchester United) left footed shot from the left facet of the field is blocked.

Nook, Manchester United. Conceded by Lewis Cook dinner.

Try blocked. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Martial.

Try missed. Nathan Aké (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the field misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Fraser with a cross following a nook.

Nook, Bournemouth. Conceded by Phil Jones.

Try blocked. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) proper footed shot from the proper facet of the field is blocked. Assisted by Lewis Cook dinner with a by way of ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United. Romelu Lukaku replaces Jesse Lingard.

Reserving

Steve Cook dinner (Bournemouth) is proven the yellow card for a foul foul.

Paul Pogba (Manchester United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.

Foul by Steve Cook dinner (Bournemouth).

Reserving

Chris Smalling (Manchester United) is proven the yellow card for a foul foul.

Foul by Chris Smalling (Manchester United).

Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) wins a free kick within the attacking half.

Try missed. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) proper footed shot from the centre of the field misses to the proper. Assisted by Ryan Fraser with a cross.

Foul by Anthony Martial (Manchester United).

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