Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has warned his under-performing stars they risk losing their places ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

United travel to Bournemouth on Wednesday and have a trip to Wembley three days later, but Mourinho said any who impress at the Vitality Stadium could win themselves a spot against Spurs, per the Mirror‘s David McDonnell:

“Rotating is not the right word. If I play a player against Bournemouth and the player is phenomenal, he plays the semi-final.

“So it’s not rotating, because rotating looks like a player that plays against Bournemouth is to give a rest to somebody that is going to play against Spurs in the semi-final.

“So the word is not rotation, it’s an opportunity for people to play and to try to get a place in the team for Spurs and if some of the guys that played against West Brom don’t have a place in that team, they don’t have a place in that team.”

The Red Devils lost 1-0 at home to West Bromwich Albion on Sunday to assure rivals Manchester City of the Premier League title, and the FA Cup is United’s last remaining chance at silverware this season.


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