Premier League: Manchester United fly down to Bournemouth for Premier League clash

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Paul Pogba was among the Manchester United players flying down to Bournemouth ahead of their Premier League clash. 

The unsettled Frenchman was among Jose Mourinho‘s the front line stars to be pictured boarding a plane to the south coast.

Mourinho’s men are looking to bounce back from their disappointing 1-0 defeat by West Brom on Sunday.  

They will train at Fulham for two days before facing Tottenham in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley this weekend.

United have decided not to return to Manchester following Wednesday night’s Premier League fixture at Bournemouth, and asked the Championship club for permission to use their facilities before the cup tie. 

Mourinho and his squad will travel up from the south-coast and be based at a West London hotel while training at Fulham. 

The FA Cup represents United’s last hope of a trophy this season, and Mourinho has already warned that some of his senior players could be axed for the game at Wembley after their dismal showing on Sunday.    

On a grey afternoon the squad donned their training gear and were seen taking their luggage on board the flight for an extended stay. 

Pogba had his hood up, walking alone and his future at the Old Trafford club is far from certain. 

Mourinho is willing to part company with the £89million midfielder after running out of patience with the 25-year-old. 

Having rejoined United to much fanfare, Pogba has frustrated his manager with inconsistent performances. 

Flashes of brilliance, such as the man-of-the match display in the thrilling 3-2 derby comeback against Manchester City, have been followed by the type of lacklustre showings fans were treated to against West Brom. 

And the cracks in Pogba’s relationship with Mourinho have widened further following Pep Guardiola’s revelation that the midfielder was offered to City in the January transfer window. 

The former Juventus man has been left on the bench or taken off in seven of his last 11 games. 

At times it has appeared as though Pogba has struggled to restrain his natural attacking play with a more disciplined role demanded of him by the Portuguese manager. 

Having been hauled off against the Baggies before the 60 minute mark, Pogba is among a number of players who may not feature at Vitality Stadium. 

Mourinho said:  ‘I only know one criteria. It’s the way they play. It’s 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.

‘If I play a player against Bournemouth and the player is phenomenal, he plays the semi-final. It’s an opportunity for people to play and to try to get a place in the team for Spurs.

‘Some of the guys that played against West Brom don’t have a place in that team,’ he concluded.

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