Jose Mourinho reveals why Alexis Sanchez struggled at Manchester United
Jose Mourinho reveals why Alexis Sanchez struggled at Manchester United
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Jose Mourinho reveals why Alexis Sanchez struggled at Manchester United

Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that Alexis Sanchez failed to hit his peak at Old Trafford due to being unhappy.

Sanchez joined United in January 2018 in a swap deal that involved Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving to Arsenal. Much was expected from the Chilean but he had a dismal return of just three goals in 32 Premier League appearances despite being paid a hefty salary of over £400,000-a-week.

In an interview with Daily Telegraph, Mourinho revealed why Sanchez failed at United, "Sanchez… I felt him [to be] not a happy man. And I think in every job you have when you are not happy it is not so easy to perform at every level. And maybe I am wrong. Maybe it was me who was not capable to get into him and to get the best out of him.

"As a manager sometimes you have the capacity to get the best out of the players and other times you are not successful in that approach. But the reality is that I always felt [of Sanchez], ‘a sad man’. So probably in Italy, he will recover this. I hope he can. I always wish well to every player."

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