Jose Mourinho to Drop Some Star Players at Bournemouth

Eric Bailly Manchester United

Jose Mourinho to Drop Some Star Players at Bournemouth previously reported that Premier League giants, Manchester United are prepared to offer Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic more money than what he earns at Barcelona. Even if this season has had some positive notes for Mourinho's club, they will surely try to improve their roster come summer time. The motive? Josè Mourinho.

There were few positive performers for United against the Baggies but much of the post-match scrutiny was once again on Paul Pogba.

After the victory against Manchester City in the derby last week, many were expecting to breeze past bottom of the table West Brom.

"I know that you don't want to read anything after a defeat like this one, that any comments made after the game sound like hollow words", he wrote on his blog.

Speaking ahead of Wednesday's Premier League clash with Tottenham, Mourinho was questioned over whether he'd rotate his players for the clash.

"As soon as the game started, something was weird - the atmosphere of the stadium, the team - it's so weird from what we saw from that team a week ago", Henry told Sky Sports.

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'I had to make a decision one midfield player out to bring in Jesse Lingard and then after that I wanted more width.

Mourinho said the risk of a red card was partly why Pogba was replaced but stressed the France worldwide was no worse than some of the players who played the full match.

Far from feeling embarrassed at paying £89million for a midfielder who left for next to nothing, the United hierarchy saw Pogba's fee as a symbol of the club's spending power and ability to beat Real Madrid to the most expensive player on the planet.

When asked to explain Pogba's loss of form, Mourinho said: 'Ask him what he thinks about it'.

'Paul's game was complicated like many others, always one more touch'. "It's not rotating, because rotating looks like a player who plays against Bournemouth is to give a rest to somebody that is going to play against Spurs in the semi-final".

Pogba, Anthony Martial, Daley Blind and Matteo Darmian are the players heading for the exit, making room for Jorginho, Fred, Toby Alderweireld and Alex Sandro respectively. However, despite spending heavily during last summer's transfer window, Jose Mourinho and company have failed to live-up to their expectations.

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