Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho defends 'phenomenal' Paul Pogba after Bournemouth win

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A season-defining week kicked off in embarrassing fashion on Sunday as Jay Rodriguez fired the beleaguered Baggies to their first Premier League win in three months, sealing the title for Manchester City in the process. Anthony Martial, Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind are also set to be offloaded.

And the Manchester United manager also insisted that the consistency and attitude of his players has been a problem this season, which has led to them dropping points against teams such as Newcastle United, Huddersfield Town and West Brom. This is a huge risk though.

As for Pogba's performance today against the Cherries, Mourinho branded it as a Man of the Match level showing. De Bruyne, Salah, anyone?

Pogba played a key role as Manchester United lifted the League Cup and Europa League in his debut season.

And finally, Leicester City are planning on making a move for Aston Villa's 22-year-old midfielder Jack Grealish if the Villains fail to get promoted to the Premier League this season.

"Obviously I will play with Antonio Valencia, Nemanja Matic, Romelu Lukaku but this eleven have told me they want to be there and they are ready".

The game would end 2-0 to the visitors, who bounced back from that shock defeat to West Brom, with the Red Devils now able to look forward to the weekend's Wembley appearance.

United are nearly certain to finish in the top four, and are front runners to finish second in the league, their highest position for five years since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.

Bournemouth, now with one win in six top-flight meetings with United, were left with it all to do 20 minutes from time when Lukaku raced on to Paul Pogba's through-ball and clipped it over Begovic to kill things off.

United have a chance to reach the FA Cup final on Saturday, though the semifinal will be like a home game for Spurs, whose players are more used to the stadium, the pitch, the atmosphere.

"Consistency has nothing to do with age", the United boss said when asked if he was getting the best out of the experienced, established players. Ashley Fletcher had an opportunity to take all three points while Jesse Lingard had a goal disallowed in the 2nd half as Manchester United were unhappy to take a point after this match.

"I've spoken with my players - I think we are inconsistent".

"I'm not very good on man of the match, I'm not a big fan of it, but Paul Pogba played very well. I wish I could let them into the dressing room so the players would know what they are thinking".

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