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Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez to miss out in FA Cup semi-final?

Sanchez to miss out in FA Cup semi?
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Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez will reportedly only be named on the bench for the club's FA Cup semi-final with Tottenham Hotspur.

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has allegedly moved ahead of Alexis Sanchez in the race for a starting role in the FA Cup semi-final with Tottenham Hotspur.

On Wednesday night, Sanchez was dropped to the substitutes' bench for the Premier League fixture with Bournemouth after United had suffered a 1-0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

Rashford was included in the contest on the south coast and impressed as United recorded a 2-0 victory over the Cherries at the Vitality Stadium.

Manager Jose Mourinho has previously spoken about players needing to earn their place in the side for the Wembley showdown with Spurs, and according to The Sun, that stance is likely to lead to Sanchez starting the game on the bench.

Since leaving Arsenal for Old Trafford in January, Sanchez has contributed two goals and three assists in nine outings in the top flight, although all but one of those came in the two matches before the fixture with West Brom.

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Alexis Sanchez in action during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United on January 31, 2018
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
5Arsenal86021910918
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
11Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
15Crystal Palace9216511-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

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