Published: Sat, April 21, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho grateful for Fulham hospitality

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho grateful for Fulham hospitality

Although classed as a neutral game, Spurs are actually using their current home ground as Wembley is serving as their temporary home whilst the new stadium at White Hart Lane is completed.

United's silverware hopes this season lie in the FA Cup following their failure in the Premier League, Champions League and Carabao Cup.

Yes, their fans would love a day out at the cup final, but winning the FA Cup did not help Louis van Gaal, did it?

Spurs warmed up for the game with a hard fought 1-1 draw at Brighton on Tuesday night while United eased to a 2-0 win at Bournemouth the following evening.

Jose Mourinho's side face a tough FA Cup semi-final clash against Tottenham on Saturday. If you can get to the FA Cup final and win it, it's another piece of silverware.

Mourinho has a reputation for getting the job done in the big games and has still never lost a final in 90 minutes, but for United to get there, they must overcome a Spurs side by whom they were soundly beaten at Wembley in January. "This time is away but I don't see any advantage, for me it's the same as playing at Old Trafford".

"I think that's something the manager brings and we as the players feel that from the coaches and from him himself".

I remember being at Liverpool when we won the 2001 League Cup and stumbled over the line against Birmingham on penalties in the final.

No matter how good Toby was tonight he won't play Saturday and I think Vorm will start aswell.

"It's an opportunity for people to come in and showcase what they can do". However, it is still up to Pochettino and his men to prove him wrong, and beating Manchester United is the only way to do so.

They could end the season with 86 points - more than Leicester managed when they won the title in 2016.

Yes, Tottenham might be lacking in the trophy department but the fact that years ago they were mere hopefuls for a Europa League spot demonstrates the stunning growth that they have undertaken. You have to beat teams like West Brom who are struggling for their lives. Just as Mourinho's spectacular bust-ups with Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos at Real Madrid - as well as various leading lights in his second stint at Chelsea - made little sense from an outside perspective, allowing Pogba to become alienated seems like a counterintuitive and non-productive thing to do.

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