Manchester United sink Bournemouth
Three days before the FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham, and in the aftermath of Sunday’s pathetic defeat by West Brom, a drama-free win is enough for Manchester United. That is what they achieved thanks to goals by Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku. The result tightens their hold on second place in the Premier League and raises spirits, at least a little, before they resume their pursuit of the only trophy they can win this season. José Mourinho, for one, was encouraged by the improvement he saw from his side, hailing a “good collective performance, with good responsibility and a great attitude”. But he regretted that his players have not always Shaquille O'Neal Authentic Jersey shown those qualities Bob Cousy Womens Jersey this season. “I spoke with them about that [after the defeat by West Brom],” Mourinho said. “We are inconsistent many times Aaron Nola Youth jersey in our attitude. With Pierre Garcon Womens Jersey our top five opponents, we didn’t lose any points. We lost and won against City, Spurs and Chelsea and won and drew against Liverpool. But we lost against Huddersfield and Newcastle. And we lost points against teams that are probably going to get relegated. So I think we were not consistent. And you pay the price.” After offering another reminder of his personal roll of honour – “eight titles in four different countries, including three in this country” – he said: “I know why you win http://www.authenticbluejacketsstore.com/-70-joonas-korpisalo-jersey_c-445.html and why you don’t win. No doubt about City’s quality and that in any circumstances they would win this title this season but we could have perfectly, I would say, 10 more points this season.” Mourinho made seven changes to the lineup who were embarrassed by West Brom but perhaps the most intrigue concerned a change the manager did not make: did the inclusion of Paul Pogba, who had been withdrawn before the hour on Sunday, indicate Mourinho wanted to see a performance that would convince him the club’s record signing deserves to start against Spurs? If so, Mourinho got the display he wanted. Pogba did not cast spells but did play very well. He affected the game positively almost every time he got the ball, which was not often enough for him to be described as having dictated play. Mourinho acclaimed a “top performance” from the Frenchman, who crowned his display by teeing up Lukaku for the goal in the 70th minute that made sure of United’s victory. Smalling had given United the lead in a low-key first half by converting from close-range after a sharp move. Ander Herrera, the most influential of United’s trio in midfield, was instrumental, playing a neat pass to Jesse Lingard, whose crisp low cross left Smalling with a straightforward finish. The goal came one minute after Marcus Rashford injected spark into a humdrum game by winning possession off Nathan Aké before firing off a shot that forced a diving save from Asmir Begovic. Rashford was deployed centrally because Lukaku was on the bench. The 20-year-old looked dangerous, combining well with Lingard and Anthony Martial. All three, http://www.officialsseahawksshop.com/Delano_Hill_Jersey_Cheapwithout http://www.officialmontrealcanadiens.com/Adidas-Noah-Juulsen-Jersey quite catching fire, made reasonable claims for starting at Wembley ahead of Alexis Sánchez. Other players were given opportunities to stake claims, too – or perhaps just to add another word to their long goodbyes from United. Luke Shaw did fine at left-back on his first appearance since being hauled off at half-time against Brighton last month. The right-back Matteo Darmian did not disappoint on his first league start since October. Marouane http://www.nflravensofficialonline.com/YOUTH+DANNY+WOODHEAD+JERSEYFellaini, who is expected to leave Old Trafford on the expiry of his contract in the summer, completed the midfield trio adequately on his sixth start of the campaign. cheap jerseys free shippingwholesale jerseyswholesale nfl jerseyswholesale nfl jerseyswholesale nfl jerseyscheap nfl jerseyscheap jerseys from chinawholesale jerseys from china
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