Paul Scholes: What I truly think of Alexis Sanchez at Man United
Paul Scholes says Jose Mourinho is partly to blame for Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba's poor Man United form
Paul Scholes believes that Jose Mourinho must shoulder some of the blame for Alexis Sanchez’s poor form for Manchester United so far this season.
The Chile international has been getting used to life at Old Trafford in recent weeks after having signed for the Red Devils from Arsenal in the January transfer window.
Sanchez signed for Manchester United as part of the same deal which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan head to The Emirates in January.
However, the 29-year-old has been struggling to produce consistent form for the Red Devils and he is yet to really hit top gear at Old Trafford.
Paul Pogba has also been struggling for form in recent weeks and both players were dropped to the bench for Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Brighton in the FA Cup on Saturday.
And former Manchester United midfielder Scholes feels that Mourinho must accept some of the blame for not being able to get the best out of the two world-class players.
Speaking to BT Sport, Scholes said: “We don’t know why [Sanchez and Pogba are in bad form].
“I think what it has to come down to is your coach. I think that he’s the one who’s telling them what he wants from them. They’re not bringing it to the table and they’re not performing.
“At Juventus he [Pogba] performed and his manager got the best out of him. Sanchez at Arsenal was very good without being sensational.”
Manchester United are currently in second place in the Premier League table as they bid to try and finish in the top four this term.
The Red Devils will take on Tottenham in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley next month.