Jose Mourinho: What I really think of Alexis Sanchez at Man United

Jose Mourinho discusses his first impressions of Alexis Sanchez since his transfer to Manchester United

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New Manchester United signing Alexis Sanchez Photo: MUTV

Jose Mourinho has insisted that he has been impressed by Alexis Sanchez’s humility since his move to Manchester United from Arsenal last month.

The Chile international signed for the Red Devils from the Gunners in the January transfer window after he was included as part of the deal which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to Arsenal.

Sanchez scored his first goal for Manchester United on Saturday when he netted a penalty from the rebound in the Red Devils’ 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town at Old Trafford.

The 29-year-old will now be hoping to kick on as he bids to help Manchester United get as close to Manchester City in the Premier League table as possible.

And after having a few days to work with Sanchez one on one, Mourinho has admitted that he has been delighted by the attacker’s attitude at Old Trafford.

Speaking at his post-match news conference on Saturday, Mourinho said: “He’s a fantastic player but not a prima donna.

“He’s a humble guy who doesn’t forget where he started. I’m pretty sure that when he was playing in Chile, he had difficult places to play and difficult opponents, so he’s quite used to it.”

Sanchez will be hoping to feature once more for Manchester United when the Red Devils return to Premier League action next weekend with a trip to Newcastle United.

The Red Devils are currently second in the table but still 13 points behind leaders Manchester City.

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