16/04/2018 11:29, Report by Adam Higgins. Video by Michael Daly.
Jose Mourinho insists his Manchester United team must forget about Sunday’s defeat against West Bromwich Albion and immediately focus on the midweek trip to Bournemouth.
The Reds will be hoping to bounce back from the surprise loss, against the Cherries at the Vitality Stadium on Wednesday night.
Speaking to MUTV after the Baggies game at Old Trafford, the boss was keen to reiterate that he stills feels his side needs points to secure a top-four finish and Champions League football again next term, after his former club Chelsea came from behind to beat Southampton 3-2 on Saturday.
“We lost three points that could give us great stability for the second position,” he said. “We still have the fourth position to fight for because Chelsea won yesterday [Saturday] and we lost, so we still have to fight for the top four.”
It’s a busy week for the Reds, who still have the Emirates FA Cup to fight for but have one day less to prepare for Saturday’s crucial semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.
The boss stressed the importance of his players regaining their focus and performing with the right attitude, as he admitted last weekend’s Manchester derby victory might have given his players too much confidence.
He added: “[It was] too high [confidence among the players] because, when you win a match that gives you nothing, just gives you three…