Agent Mourinho: Tottenham fans furious with Manchester United line-up against Chelsea
By Dominic Toner
Manchester United have made four changes to their side for the Premier League clash against Chelsea – and Tottenham fans are furious with Jose Mourinho’s team selection.
Spurs will be watching on nervously during Sunday’s league encounter at Old Trafford.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are just four points behind Chelsea in the race for the title and will be cheering on United to win.
Mourinho’s team selection suggests that he has one eye on the Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht on Thursday, with four changes to his starting line-up.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sergio Romero, Michael Carrick and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have been dropped.
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Meanwhile, David de Gea, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera and Ashley Young have come into the side.
Spurs fans voiced their frustration at United’s starting XI and suggested that Mourinho was doing his former side Chelsea a major favour in the title race.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Think Jose is still a Chelsea fan judging on that team his picked #COYS
— Alan Chatterton (@Chatts_) April 16, 2017
— Elliot (@ElliotSmith75) April 16, 2017
— FPL1882 (@johnsmithspurs) April 16, 2017
Spurs have managed to emerge as title contenders recently after finding their top form and have narrowed the gap to just four points behind leaders Chelsea.
Antonio Conte’s side have been the champions-elect for the majority of the season, but now find themselves under some pressure with just seven games remaining.
Mourinho is regarded as one of Chelsea’s greatest ever managers after his major success at Stamford Bridge and he is now trying to bring the glory days back to Man United.
He suffered a crushing 4-0 away defeat against the Blues in the previous meeting this season and will be desperate for an improved performance from his current club.
In other Tottenham news, Steven Gerrard has claimed that Spurs’ senior man is world class.