Asked to clarify if he meant that some of those who under-performed against West Brom would now not play against Tottenham, Mourinho retorted: "Yeah. "What is the criteria for a manager to choose a team? I only know one criteria: the way you play 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? The only way is to go with performance." Ander Herrera was replaced at half-time on Sunday and Ashley Young was taken off in the 75th minute, while Paul Pogba was withdrawn in the 58th minute.
Jose Mourinho and Manchester United this season.— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 16, 2018
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"And 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 easy with the complication, everything was complicated, so we were losing lots of balls. "So, 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.
"Do you want me to go for the price they cost, or their salary, or their beautiful face? The only way is to go with performance."— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) April 17, 2018
Those who performed badly against West Brom will be dropped for the #FACup game with Spurs, Jose Mourinho says ❌
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