Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho gives update on Alexis Sanchez future ahead of Palace clash, MANCHESTER UNITED boss Jose Mourinho does not believe Alexis Sanchez wants to leave the club in January.
Mourinho dropped Sanchez for the recent Manchester derby that rivals City won 3-1.
“He has never told me that he wants to leave,” the Portuguese manager said.
“He never told me that he’s not happy to stay. He is playing like the team.
“He is improving like the team is improving, when he plays he is giving us his personality.
“Can he do better? We all can do better.
“I can do better, he can do better, all the players can do better.”
Another United player who can “do better” in Mourinho’s mind appears to be out-of-favour centre-back Eric Bailly.
“Bailly has physical qualities, he is very fast [but] he is not very tall,” Mourinho explained.
“We thought that Chris Smalling would give some balance in relation to the qualities.
“Chris is very good in the air. He is tall and dominant in the air.”