MOURINHO EXPLAINS DECISION TO DROP ALEXIS SANCHEZ FOR THE GAME AGAINST WEST HAM

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Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez failed to make the matchday squad for the 3-1 defeat at West Ham even though the Chilean international wasn’t injured.

The decision to omit the Chilean came as a surprise to some fans and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho revealed after the game that Sanchez was dropped due to poor performances.

”Look for how many months are people asking for [Anthony] Martial, Martial, Martial and saying how Alexis isn’t play well enough,” Mourinho said as  he explained decision to drop Sanchez.

“This week it was time to agree and leave Alexis out.

“I have no complaints about the player’s attitude. [Robert] Snodgrass came to the pitch with an incredible attitude, you need that genuine humility.

“There are certain qualities that you either have or you don’t have.”

Scott McTominay started the game against West Ham and Mourinho revealed after the game that he was impressed with the performance of the young midfielder.

Mourinho said: “He was the best, he had a fantastic attitude, he has great talent on the ball and I’m really happy with the job the kid did.”

Sanchez has failed to impress since joining Manchester United from Arsenal in January and the decision to drop the Chilean from the matchday squad could be the trick that sparks him to form.

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