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What Gary Neville tweeted about Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba possibly being dropped

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It's fair to say nobody saw Manchester United's defeat to West Brom coming.

The Baggies were all but relegated, had just a single league win since August and United entered the game having just won the Manchester derby in spectacular fashion. Jay Rodriguez's strike at Old Trafford, however, secured three points for the visitors and handed Manchester City the title.

Jose Mourinho seemed relatively calm after the disappointing result but produce an altogether different reaction in his pre-match press conference for the Bournemouth tie.

When asked whether he'd dropped players who flopped against West Brom for the FA Cup semi-final with Tottenham, Mourinho stated:  "Yeah. What is the criteria for a manager to choose a team?

"I only know one criteria: is the way you play.

Mourinho could drop Pogba & Sanchez v Spurs

"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."

Well, that's that then.

And according to the Telegraph, Mourinho is even willing to axe Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez ahead of the trip to Wembley Stadium.


Gary Neville reacts on Twitter

That's right, arguably the two biggest names in the entire squad.

It would certainly prove a bold move by the Special one but their form might just warrant it. 

Gary Neville certainly sympathises with the move, too. After the Telegraph tweeted their report on Tuesday morning, Neville attracted a big reaction from Man Utd fans by simply replying: 'Good!'

He felt the need to justify his comment to a number of the supporters who replied and what he posted next was certainly interesting. Take a look below:

It's certainly a brave suggestion that Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata should all start above Sanchez but their recent showings don't lie.

As for Pogba, Neville is spot on by claiming that a player as talented as the Frenchman should produce much more.

It perfectly sums up the air of frustration around two stars who have all the tools to succeed at United yet are continuing to underwhelm.

Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League

Only time will whether Sanchez and Pogba will improve over time under Mourinho or will simply try and up their game in the coming weeks.

Being dropped against Tottenham might be the reality they need.

Besides, they won't seek find any reassurance from Neville or Mourinho after Sunday's result.

Do you think Sanchez and/or Pogba should start v Tottenham? Have your say in the comments section below.

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