MOURINHO CONSIDERS A NEW PLAN FOR SANCHEZ

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Alexis Sanchez was the match winner for Manchester United last weekend as United came from two goals down to win the game 3-2. Sanchez was a second-half substitute in that game and he scored the winner late in the game with a delightful header.

Sanchez has struggled to reach the heights he was known for while as a Barcelona and Arsenal player, since he joined Manchester United in January.

Jose Mourinho promised that the Chilean will pick back form this season, but it hasn’t worked so far. The 29-year-old was axed from the squad against West Ham, and only made the bench against Newcastle before coming on to score in the second-half – his first goal since the FA Cup in April.

Mourinho used Sanchez as a second striker in the game against Newcastle, playing just off Romelu Lukaku, and it paid off in that match. And now, Bleacher Report claim Mourinho is thinking of using Sanchez in that role more frequently.

Lukaku and Sanchez complemented each other in the game against Newcastle, and Sanchez who has predominantly featured from the wing could now be seen more in the middle.

This new partnership is expected to start after the international break with Manchester United having a crunch tie to face against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on the 20th.

United face a tough run of games after the international break, with home and away matches against Juventus and a fierce derby clash against rivals Manchester City.