Published: Tue, February 19, 2019
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Sanchez Unhappy With His Man United Teammates For Collapsing

Sanchez Unhappy With His Man United Teammates For Collapsing

When it comes I'm sure he'll be fine.

Solskjaer struck a more conciliatory tone in his press conference to preview Monday's FA Cup fifth-round clash at Chelsea, where Sanchez could land a starting role in the absence of Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial.

He's a man of 30, but he can still play for many, many years. "I'm sure we'll see the best of him (from now) until the end of the season".

United won 10 of their first 11 games under Solskjaer before the somewhat chastening defeat to PSG, a result that leaves the FA Cup as their most realistic hope of ending the season with a trophy.

Sanchez's performances of late have been a far cry from his talismanic displays for Arsenal in the years leading up to his move to Manchester United.

"And I went back to the dugout and I said to [reserve goalkeeper] Sergio Romero: 'I've just been whacked and I'm about to go on'". That's what it's about when you go through periods when you don't perform up to your standard because we know there is a very good player there.

"I'm a player that, if I'm not in contact with the ball, I lose that spark, and sometimes I want to play in every game".

"The first thought that used to come to mind when you mentioned Alexis Sanchez was that he worked his socks off, he put a shift in".

Sanchez also fell out of favour with Mourinho prior to the Portuguese's sacking as manager in December and, while describing him as one of the best coaches in the world, the player has said that life became hard during the final months of his reign.

With the game heading towards the break goalless, Pogba produced some stunning work on the left-hand side and then delivered an exquisite pinpoint cross to the back post where Ander Herrera was to nod home to give United the lead.

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