Jose Mourinho reveals why Alexis Sanchez struggled after joining Manchester United

Jose Mourinho reveals why Alexis Sanchez struggled after joining Manchester United

Jose Mourinho reveals why Alexis Sanchez struggled after joining Manchester United

Luke Shaw and Matteo Darmian look certain to quit Old Trafford at the end of the season, with United strongly linked to moves for England stars Danny Rose and Ryan Bertrand.

The 23-year-old defender suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his right leg in a Premier League match against Crystal Palace in September and has not played a first-team game since. And Mourinho's latest comments have raised the questions marks on their future.

"It is just football, we can not have just 11 players", he said. "It would be fantastic economically for the football clubs to have only 11 and play with the same 11, no injuries, no suspension, no fatigue", Mourinho said.

That could see Juan Mata recalled while Marcus Rashford may get the nod ahead of Anthony Martial amid rumours both players are becoming unsettled due to a lack of regular starts. "It is as simple as that, there's nothing I can do".

Rashford has started just 30 of the 70 Premier League games under Mourinho, while Martial appears to have dropped down the pecking order since the arrival of Alex Sanchez in the January transfer window. The Frenchman has scored 9 goals and has 5 assists in 26 appearances this season. He has failed to complete a full 90 minutes in the Premier League since mid-February. "And I'm back playing for Man City baby!"

The United manager also criticized his team members and asked them to take an advice from Lukaku and Matic on why they start nearly every game.

Manchester United face bottom-placed West Brom on Sunday. The France global returned to training last month and made the first appearance of his recovery playing for City's Academy side in a 1-1 derby draw against rivals Manchester United on Friday.

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