Les breaking news du mercredi :
Perso ce soir je risque de manquer la première MT car je vais chercher les clefs de l'appart pour ce w-e je me barre au ski les frères.
Les absents : Romero.
Le squad potentiel du boss :
Valencia (C) - Bailly - Smalling - Young
McTominay - Matic - Ander
Lingard - Romelu - Sanchez
Le squad que j'aimerais voir évoluer :
Valencia (C) - Bailly - Rojo - Shaw
Matic - Pogba
Jessy - Sanchez - Destroyeur
OSE'S TEAM NEWS FOR BOURNEMOUTH TRIP
Jose Mourinho has told his Manchester United players that Wembley places are up for grabs in Wednesday's match at Bournemouth.
The re-arranged Premier League fixture on the south coast comes just three days before the Reds’ Emirates FA Cup semi-final showdown with Tottenham Hotspur at the national stadium.
But the United boss insists that players won’t be saved for the weekend when he selects his team at the Vitality Stadium, and says players can win a place in his Wembley line-up if they impress against the Cherries.
When asked after Sunday’s disappointing 1-0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion if he would be rotating his side in preparation for the Spurs clash, Mourinho said: “Rotating is not the right word.
“If I play a player against Bournemouth and the player is phenomenal, he will play in the semi-final, so it is 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 is an opportunity for some people to play and to try to get a place in the team against Spurs and some of the guys that played today [against West Brom] don't have a place in that team.
“What is the criteria for a manager to choose a team? I only know one criteria, the way they play. It is the only way I can select players, or do you want me to go for the price they cost, or their salary, or their beautiful face, or... [no], the only way is to go with performance.”
United were on a high after the dramatic comeback win against City in the Manchester derby but suffered a frustrating afternoon against the relegation-threatened Baggies.
Mourinho was asked in his post-match press conference on Sunday if he felt he was getting enough consistency from his more experienced players.
“Consistency has nothing to do with age. It has to do with personality, with the way you live for football, what your priority is in your life, what your ambition is. It has not to do with age,” he replied.
“I met players who are 30 years old, not consistent at all, and I found boys of 18, 19, 20, real men, real pros, so it is not about the age.”
Paul Pogba had a dream derby in the win over City, scoring twice in the second half to set up the thrilling comeback at the Etihad Stadium. But against West Brom, the midfielder was booked for deliberate handball after 28 minutes as he launched himself at a cross and was then substituted in the 58th minute with Anthony Martial coming on.
However, the manager said the Frenchman wasn’t a scapegoat as United struggled to repeat the second-half derby performance in the 1-0 defeat against the Baggies.
“It was not just him. He had a yellow card so he was in a more difficult position than others,” explained the boss.
“Playing with only two midfield players, you cannot play with one player in risk of not being able to make a foul.
“You can do it if your team is not losing the ball but our team was losing the ball so easily with the complication, everything was complicated, so we were losing lots of balls. By losing lots of balls, with turnings and flicks and tricks, the midfield players and central defenders are at risk of one touch, one late challenge and they are out.
“So, Paul was out because of the yellow card, because of in terms the way he played he was not worse than some of the others who were on the pitch for 90 minutes.”
MATCH PREVIEW: BOURNEMOUTH V UNITED
Setting the scene: United will be looking to immediately respond after Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at home to relegation-threatened West Bromwich Albion when making the midweek trip to the south coast to take on mid-table Bournemouth. The Reds still need five more points to guarantee Champions League football next season and will be hoping to take full advantage of the game in hand on third-placed Liverpool, who are one point behind United, in a bid to finish second in the Premier League. Jose Mourinho’s men, who had won five league games in a row before the surprise loss to the Baggies, can take a giant stride towards clinching the runners-up spot with three points at the Vitality Stadium, with four subsequent league games to play.
How can I follow it? Wednesday’s match will kick off at 19:45 BST and will be broadcast live on BT Sportin the UK. MUTV subscribers on Sky or Virgin Media, the MUTV app, or online at MUTV.com can enjoy match build-up from 17:45 BST on the Match Day show and listen to radio commentary of the game, before watching it in full at midnight. You can also keep up with all the action as it happens via ManUtd.com's live match blog and our official Twitter account @ManUtd.
What’s the team news? The boss said after last weekend’s game that his players have a chance to win a place in the starting line-up for Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham and he doesn’t plan to rotate his squad against Bournemouth. The only player expected to be absent for United is goalkeeper Sergio Romero, who has missed the last three games with an injury sustained on international duty with Argentina. Meanwhile, Bournemouth should only be without long-term absentees Tyrone Mings and Junior Stanislas (knee) and Adam Smith (MCL knee ligament).
How are Bournemouth doing? Sitting 10 points above the drop zone in 11th place with four games to play, the Cherries are all but assured of a fourth successive season of Premier League football and are just two points away from reaching the 40-point mark. Eddie Howe’s men have proved tough to beat in recent weeks, losing just three of their last 15 league matches. But they have only won one of the last eight – a 2-1 home win over bottom-club West Brom a month ago – and haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last nine. The Dorset-based outfit have beaten Chelsea and Arsenal in the second half of the season but lost 3-0 to Liverpool at Anfield last Saturday evening, having previously been unbeaten in three games.
What happened last time we met? The Reds secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory over the Cherries at Old Trafford earlier in the season. Top scorer Romelu Lukaku got on the end of a Juan Mata cross to send a bullet header past Asmir Begovic in the 26th minute – a decisive goal which proved the difference between the sides and was later voted by fans as United’s Goal of the Month for December.
One to watch: A familiar face to Reds fans, Josh King was a United player for five years but spent most of his time at Old Trafford out on loan and left in 2013. The 26-year-old has found a new home at the Vitality Stadium and, although he hasn’t quite reached last season’s heights when he was Bournemouth’s top scorer with 16 goals, he still has a respectable seven goals and three assists in all competitions – only Callum Wilson has been involved in more goals for the Cherries. The Norwegian forward also has two goals in five previous appearances against United, including the winner in Bournemouth’s only Premier League win over the Reds to date in December 2015, and will be keen to make an impact against his former club once again.
When was our last trip to Bournemouth? United will travel to the Vitality Stadium for the first time since the opening weekend of last season. It will undoubtedly bring back fond memories for Mourinho as he returns to the scene of his first league win in charge as manager, back in August 2016. United ran out 3-1 winners on the day in the south-coast sunshine thanks to goals from Mata, Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with Adam Smith’s effort proving to be a consolation late on for the Cherries.
What’s our record like against them? United don’t have a particularly rich history against Bournemouth, having only met them 13 times before – the first in 1949. But the Reds have the upper hand, with eight wins to Bournemouth’s two and there have been three draws. In Premier League terms, United were beaten 2-1 in the first encounter between the sides, in Dorset in 2015, but are unbeaten in the four subsequent meetings. As a result, the Reds – who kept a first Premier League clean sheet against Bournemouth back in December – will be looking to complete a first double over the Cherries since their promotion to the top flight three years ago.
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Who’s the referee? Graham Scott will be in the middle for his third United game overall and of the current season, after taking charge of the reverse fixture against Bournemouth in mid-December and the Reds’ Carabao Cup win over Burton Albion in September. The Oxfordshire whistler will be assisted by Constantine Hatzidakis and Harry Lennard, while the fourth official will be Andre Marriner – who was the referee on United’s last visit to Bournemouth 20 months ago.
Rivals Watch: There are three other catch-up games being played in the Premier League this week. Here’s the fixture list…
Tuesday 17 April
Brighton & Hove Albion v Tottenham Hotspur
Wednesday 18 April
Bournemouth v Manchester United
Thursday 19 April
Burnley v Chelsea
Leicester City v Southampton
BAILLY UP FOR CENTRAL DEFENSIVE FIGHT
Eric Bailly is ready to fight for a place at the heart of the Manchester United defence as the Reds prepare to face Bournemouth in the Premier League.
The Ivory Coast international was not part of the squad for the shock 1-0 reverse to West Brom on Sunday, after playing his part in the Manchester derby triumph, and appreciates Jose Mourinho has decisions to make at centre-back with everybody available.
Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones are also vying for a spot after being named among the substitutes at the weekend, with Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling getting the nod to play against the Baggies.
"It does [give the manager options]," Bailly told MUTV. "It is a good position to be in, to have the defence fully fit and ready. It bodes well for the remaining matches ahead of us. I hope we can remain with a solid defence, as do the others, and we can keep some clean sheets in those games so that we see the season out well.
"I'm fine. I had a few difficult moments with my past injury but I am fully recovered now. I came back fitter and I hope I can take all the playing opportunities that present themselves now."
Bailly made his Premier League debut at the Vitality Stadium and earned the Man of the Match award in a 3-1 victory for the Reds on the opening day of last season.
"They're truly great memories for me, I remember it, but we are in a different moment now," he added. "The team is in good shape and is progressing in the right direction. I hope we can go there to Bournemouth and get the full three points.
"Really it is disappointing, to have put in such a great effort to win the match against City, only then to lose against the lowest-placed team. Yes, it's disappointing for all of us. The thing is to now put that behind us, to forget it, if you like, and focus on the big important match we have ahead of us."
DE GEA: WE KNOW WE MUST PERFORM WELL
David De Gea has urged Manchester United to respond to Sunday's disappointing 1-0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion, by collecting all three points in a "key" match against Bournemouth on Wednesday evening.
The Spanish goalkeeper was powerless to prevent Jay Rodriguez from nodding home the only goal of the game against the Baggies last weekend, and revealed that the surprise defeat has hit the team hard.
"It was a tough one to take," said United’s no.1, while speaking to MUTV's Mark Sullivan as the team prepared to travel to the south coast.
"It was a real blow and we’re all a bit down. It was such an unexpected defeat. But the good thing is we have got a game coming right up on the back of this defeat. It’s a real chance to lift ourselves and get back to winning ways."
United controlled the large majority of last Sunday’s match at Old Trafford, but were unable to convert a series of chances, in part due to the excellence of De Gea’s opposite number – and former United man – Ben Foster. The Reds were then caught by a classic sucker-punch at the other end when Rodriguez scored, with just 17 minutes of the game remaining.
But Jose Mourinho's men have the perfect opportunity to bounce back quickly against Bournemouth, not that De Gea and his colleagues will be taking Eddie Howe’s side lightly.
"They’ve had a really good season, especially in the performances and the results they’ve gained at home," he said. "They’re quick all over the field, they’ve got some speedy forwards. Quite a few of the front players have got a good eye for goal, as well.
PFA Team of the Year goalkeepers in the last six years: 17/18: David De Gea16/17: David De Gea15/16: David De Gea14/15: David De Gea 13/14: Petr Čech
12/13: David De Gea