Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho faces cup selection headache


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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho admits he faces a selection headache ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham.

The Red Devils will head into the clash on the back of a comprehensive 2-0 victory over Bournemouth in the Premier League on Wednesday, a result made even more impressive as Mourinho rested a number of his first-team regulars.

The Portuguese had stated before the match that he was looking to give some of his fringe players a chance to stake their claim for a starting berth for the cup semi-final and conceded he now has some tough decisions to make.

“Every player on the pitch was positive and put himself available for Saturday,” Mourinho said.

“The players were good. It was a good professional performance, with good effort and responsibility. There was desire to score and a desire to cope with the defensive responsibilities against a fast team.”

The result has all but guaranteed United a top-four finish in the league while they now sit four points clear of Liverpool in the race to finish second – something Mourinho is keen to achieve.

He added: “The first ambition was to finish in the top four and now one point is probably enough. When we have that resolved we can think about third and second place.”

United are priced at 2.25 to book their place in the FA Cup final by seeing off the challenge of Spurs on Saturday while the north Londoners are available at 1.62.

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