Sanchez fires veiled dig at Mourinho for failing to make most of Pogba and toxic atmosphere at Man Utd
ALEXIS SANCHEZ has taken a subtle swipe at Jose Mourinho for failing to get the most out of Paul Pogba.
The Manchester United striker, 30, also claimed there’s a “great atmosphere” at Old Trafford following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s arrival in December.
In his last nine games, the midfielder has scored eight goals and provided five assists for United.
Speaking to the Mirror, Sanchez said: “Paul Pogba is still young, but he is a great player, who has to be trusted in the team.
“Now I see him far more involved in the team and he’s playing well. There’s a great atmosphere at the club.”
United team-mate Anthony Martial also hit out at Mourinho by claiming the club are seeing “the real Pogba” since he was sacked.
Mourinho led the Reds to their worst start to a season in 28 years, but Solskjaer has guided the club into the top four after eight wins from their last nine.
Sanchez, who has scored just twice this season, does not believe the club’s change of direction is down to luck.
He said: “About what happens inside the locker room, I never speak.
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“People keep saying the way things have changed is like a miracle, but I do not believe in miracles.
“I only believe in work and more work – and that’s what we’ve done.”
United face a tough test against Paris-Saint Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday, but Sanchez is confident.
The ex-Arsenal star said: “United is a club with so much history, capable of beating any rival.
“If we win at Old Trafford and we don’t concede, then I think we would be favourites for the second leg.
“I think we can do that and I see this United team with a lot of chances to score in Paris.”