Nemanja Matic reacts to Alexis Sanchez’s display in Man United’s 2-0 win over Huddersfield

Nemanja Matic was thrilled by Alexis Sanchez's contribution in Manchester United's 2-0 win over Huddersfield

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New Manchester United signing Alexis Sanchez Photo: MUTV

Nemanja Matic heaped praise on Alexis Sanchez after the Chilean scored his first goal for Manchester United in their 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon.

The 29-year-old has been getting used to life at Old Trafford after he completed his move to the club as part of the deal which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan head to Arsenal in the opposite direction.

Sanchez played the full 90 minutes at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon as Jose Mourinho’s men returned to winning ways in the Premier League following their disappointing 2-0 loss to Spurs in midweek.

Romelu Lukaku gave Manchester United the lead in the 55th minute after a goalless first half at Old Trafford.

And Sanchez stepped up to score from the penalty spot in the 68th minute as he netted his first goal for his new club.

Midfielder Matic has been getting used to playing alongside Sanchez and the Serbian was clearly impressed by his performance on Saturday afternoon.

Speaking to BBC Sport after the game, Matic said: “Alexis Sanchez played really well and he will be a very important player for us with his quality.

“He is very good on the ball and does a great job defensively.”

He added: “This win is good for our confidence and we have to fight ’til the end. Every game in the Premier League is a war. We have to stay focused until the end.”

Manchester United will now prepare for their Premier League clash against Newcastle United next weekend.

The Red Devils are now 13 points behind leaders Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title.

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