Bournemouth don't fear Man United - Francis


"I am not annoyed with anything", Mourinho said.

Manchester United's game at the Stamford Bridge versus Chelsea was one of the most entertaining ones this season, even more so due to the drama that marred the game in stoppage time outside the tunnel.

Jose Mourinho has confirmed Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard are fit to return for Manchester United - while also taking a swipe at a journalist who allegedly leaked his team for recent matches.

"It's true that he's been in touch with Jose in the last few years trying to bring him here again, but being with Man United I think now it's not possible".

"Because in this moment we are outside the top four and we have to push hard and to work hard and try to get into this top four position".

"We had a double fixture away at Burnley and Watford, now we have a double fixture at Bournemouth and Manchester City".

Bournemouth host United at 12.30pm tomorrow lunchtime in the Premier League.

Indeed, it was United, back in April, that were the last team to win at the Vitality and having won their first game against the Red Devils in the Premier League in December 2015, Bournemouth have lost four of their last five against them.

A title challenge seems a pipedream at present.

"Antonio Valencia? I watched something amusing in his Instagram where he says "work work work" in the gym", Mourinho said.

"I think when you are top four, which I believe we are going to be, then when you..."

Sky Sources understand that the FA are surprised by the decision - which was made by an Independent Regulatory Commission - and will await the written reasons before considering an appeal.

However, Mourinho said that the reason United went to such lengths to contest the charge, putting forward detailed linguistic analysis and citing precedents of other football figures swearing during matches, was because he was convinced of his innocence.

"I think in this moment we have to focus on ourselves and to do better or get better results", the Portuguese explained.