19/04/2018 6:45 pm
Referee: Graham Scott
|Smalling (28), Lukaku (70)|
After, surprisingly losing at home to West Bromwich Albion last time out, a result that handed Manchester City the 2017 / 2018 Premier League title on a plate, Jose Mourinho threatened to make changes for this fixture and that is exactly what he did.
Mourinho chose to axe seven players with just four who played in the defeat to West Bromwich Albion in the starting eleven.
However, we can’t help feeling that, with an FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur looming, Jose may have been playing the perfect poker hand.
Whatever the case, Manchester United eased past the challenge Bournemouth presented, winning 2-0, with a goal in both halves.
Chris Smalling opened the scoring in the 28th minute whilst Romelu Lukaku, on as a second-half substitute wrapped matters up in the 70th minute.
The victory sees Manchester United remain in second place whilst also giving Jose Mourinho something of a selection headache ahead of the aforementioned semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur, this Saturday.