EPL preview: Jose Mourinho urges Man Utd to stop focussing on Alexis Sanchez talk

Updated: Jan 20, 2018, 12:53 IST | AFP | London

Jose Mourinho insists the pending signing of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez must not distract from Manchester United's league campaign when they visit Burnley today

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho insists the pending signing of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez must not distract from Manchester United's league campaign when they visit Burnley today. Victory for Mourinho's team at Turf Moor would cut leaders Manchester City's advantage at the top of the Premier League to nine points — the first time their lead has been down to single digits since the start of December when Pep Guardiola's side won the derby match at Old Trafford.

City will play later in the day against Newcastle. Mourinho is desperate for United to forget the high-profile pursuit of Sanchez and focus only on Sean Dyche's team. "There is nothing new," Mourinho said regarding Sanchez's possible move to Old Trafford. "I think clearly everybody knows that we are there and especially when the Arsenal manager (Arsene Wenger) speaks so clearly like he did. There is no point in trying to hide or deny but it is not done at all. So in this moment, (Henrikh) Mkhitaryan our player, Sanchez an Arsenal player and with a match tomorrow (Saturday) I want to switch off and focus on the most important thing, which is the match."

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