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

Jose Mourinho has his say on Alexis Sanchez's performance for Man United against Huddersfield on Saturday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho lavished praise on Alexis Sanchez after he scored his first goal for Manchester United in their 2-0 win over Huddersfield in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

The 29-year-old netted his first goal for the Red Devils from the penalty spot in the second half after he arrived at Old Trafford from Arsenal in the January transfer window.

After a goalless first half at Old Trafford, Romelu Lukaku fired Manchester United into the lead in the 55th minute.

And Sanchez stepped up to score his penalty in the 68th minute as he netted his first goal since his move to the Red Devils.

Mourinho has been delighted by Sanchez’s commitment and performances for the Red Devils since his arrival at the club.

And the Portuguese coach was happy with the former Arsenal star’s contribution on Saturday afternoon as Manchester United moved two points closer to Manchester City, leaving them 13 points off the leaders.

Speaking to BBC Sport after the game, Mourinho said: “It was nice for Alexis Sanchez to win a match, the first at home.

“Nice for him to play well and show the desire and happiness in playing football. That is most important. It was not the goal of his dreams, but it is a goal.”

Manchester United will return to Premier League action next weekend when they take on Newcastle United at St James’ Park.

The Red Devils have not won the Premier League since their final triumph under Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2013.

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