Jose Mourinho to drop players for FA Cup semi-final against Spurs

Jose Mourinho to drop players for FA Cup semi-final against Spurs

Manchester City's young squad can help the newly-crowned Premier League champions build on their success in the coming years, playmaker Kevin De Bruyne has said.

Gundogan was Guardiola's first signing at City and he has credited the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss with getting him back to his best. The pre-owners of these players installed a smart clause knowing their ex-players could have brought them the title, if they were to stay at their respective clubs.

City have five games remaining, starting with Sunday's Sky Live clash with Swansea, and they could still break Premier League records for most wins, most points and most goals in a season.

The bookmakers have also priced Manchester City at 150/1 (151.0) to win the quadruple of the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup in the 2018/19 campaign.

Following the 20-time English champions shock defeat at home, the Portuguese tactician revealed he trusts in his ability to lead sides to Premier League glory but maintained it can not be achieved without consistent efforts from the team.

He added the Bournemouth match at Vitality Stadium was "an opportunity for some people to play and to try to get a place in the team for Spurs".

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"Or do you want me to go for the price they cost, or their salary, or their attractive face?" You need consistency at every level.

"We didn't want or played simple, everything was slow, one more flick, trick, turn. But when I watch Tottenham, Liverpool and Man City you can see what they're trying to do". We have developed together and there is a lot of potential. "Competition will be even tougher next season, not only in the Premier League but in the Champions League and cup competitions". We have five or six teams who are all able to win the league and that makes it incredibly hard. All three teams have a player who was sold to Man City before the season kicked off.

Unlike Belgian defender Kompany, Guardiola spent Sunday afternoon playing golf with his son instead of watching the United match. "And if he does, I will resign my position!" Because last season against other contenders we were not so good.

Some pundits have even called for England global Rashford to quit United so as to help his progression and further develop his game.

"After the West Brom game everyone had us down as safe, in the media, and no matter how much I bang on to the players about certain things, that will seep into the subconscious", Howe told reporters.