‘Looking forward to seeing the FA fine Manchester United for that starting XI’

first_imgJose Mourinho was the subject of criticism from fans of all Premier League clubs when Manchester United’s starting line up for their final day clash against Crystal Palace was revealed.With United firmly focused upon their upcoming Europa League final, Mourinho decided to field a remarkably weak XI against the Eagles.Goalkeeper Joel Pereira was selected to make his Premier League debut, Scott McTominay was starting his first game, while Demi Mitchell and Josh Harrop will make the first senior appearances of their careers.Three other youngsters were included on the bench for the first time – Kieran O’Hara, Zak Dearnley and Angel Gomes.It could be considered a wise move from Mourinho, who can rest his important players for the European final against Ajax – but many people feel United should be fined for the Portuguese’s decision.Although the Premier League ‘weakened teams’ rule was changed in 2011 to allow any player in the 25-man squad to be selected, it is still illegal to field too many younger players from outside the squad.Whether Mourinho’s XI is considered acceptable in the FA’s opinion remains to be seen, but football fans are keen to see the Red Devils punished.You can see some of the best social media reactions below… 1 Should Manchester United be fined for fielding a weakened team? last_img