Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is backing forward Alexis Sanchez to step up his game at Old Trafford and says next week’s international break will help the Chilean.
The forward has just started his first full campaign at the club after having signed for Jose Mourinho’s team from North London club Arsenal in the winter transfer window.
The South American has made a slow start to his football career at Old Trafford, with most Man United supporters likely to agree that the attacker is yet to hit top form for United.
Alexis Sanchez has been struggling recently with a minor injury, and Jose Mourinho believes that the forth coming international break is going to give the attacker the perfect chance to get himself in the best form.
Speaking at a press conference before his team’s trip to Burnley FC on Sunday, Jose Mourinho said the former Arsenal man is committed, focused, and works hard, and that he believes that the Chilean will improve.
“I [Jose Mourinho] didn’t ask [Alexis Sanchez], I [Jose Mourinho] never ask players not to go [on international assignment] and I [Jose Mourinho] never contact national sides for players not to go [on international duty]. It’s a personal thing between him [Sanchez] and the national [team] manager.
Man United are looking to seal themselves as one of the contenders for the English Premier League title this term as they bid to win a trophy in Jose Mourinho’s third season in charge of the club.
The Red Devils ended last term without any trophy after their Neighbors Manchester City ran away with the English Premier League crown and Chelsea beat them in the Emirates FA Cup final last May.