Spurs game not for Sanchez – Mourinho

first_imgManchester United Spurs game not for Sanchez – Mourinho Dejan Kalinic 12:51 2/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) AlexisSanchez - Cropped Getty Images Manchester United A. Sánchez José Mourinho Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Manchester United’s clash against Tottenham was not the right type of game for the new signing, according to his manager Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho praised Alexis Sanchez’s effort, but felt the attacker was not suited to the way his side’s loss to Tottenham unfolded.A Christian Eriksen strike after 11 seconds and Phil Jones own goal saw Spurs to a 2-0 win over United at Wembley on Wednesday.Sanchez, making his first league appearance for United, struggled to have an impact, forced to drop deep during the second half. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But Mourinho was pleased with the Chile international’s commitment during his side’s loss.”He worked hard, but again the transformation the game had, the game was not for him,” he said.”In the second half, I tried to give him a position where he could be closer to [Romelu] Lukaku but then he felt the need to drop too much to organise.”But he gave everything, good effort and this is a good feeling for me to know that the player is available with that spirit.”The defeat saw United slip 15 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, dragging them back into a top-four battle.Mourinho said his team would continue fighting, adding that City’s lead was huge even before his side’s loss.”We lost. I always told that when the leader [in the table] is with a certain distance, I’ve been there a few times, you are calm, you’re relaxed, you don’t feel the pressure,” he said.FT: Tottenham 2 #MUFC 0.A frustrating night at Wembley for United as Eriksen’s first-minute finish and a Jones own goal seal the points for Spurs. #TOTMUN pic.twitter.com/ECRzGQiq0s— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 31, 2018″You know that your opponents sooner or later are going to drop at least a couple of points and you’re completely in control, so yes we played match after match.”Yes, the Premier League finishes for us at Old Trafford in the last match against Watford in May but we knew that the distance to the leader was already considerable, even before this match.”Now we have us, Chelsea, Spurs, Liverpool, Arsenal – we will be there fighting for the positions.”last_img read more