Jose Mourinho: Alexis Sanchez is a fantastic addition

Updated: Jan 28, 2018, 12:11 IST | AFP

Jose Mourinho hailed new signing Alexis Sanchez after he delivered a man-of-the-match performance to fire Manchester United into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 4-0 win against lowly Yeovil Town on Friday

Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez

Jose Mourinho hailed new signing Alexis Sanchez after he delivered a man-of-the-match performance to fire Manchester United into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 4-0 win against lowly Yeovil Town on Friday. Sanchez was named in the starting line-up just days after he signed for United from Arsenal and was involved in the build-up to the first two goals, scored by Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera.

"Alexis Sanchez is a fantastic addition, everyone is happy that he comes," said Mourinho. "We have a fantastic group of attacking players and he is another one with more maturity and experience. His choice for the second goal is a choice that a player like Marcus Rashford is too nervous to make that kind of decision. He brings maturity and class."

Sanchez, wearing United's iconic number seven shirt, looked sharp on the left side of the attack, drifting into central areas to orchestrate United's attacks and taking some knocks from the rugged hosts. Seconds after he shot narrowly wide from the edge of the area, he was involved in the build-up to the opening goal, releasing Rashford on the edge of the box. Rashford lost control of the ball but a disastrous defensive mix-up in the home-side's penalty area gifted the forward with a clear opening, and he made no mistake, giving United the lead five minutes before half-time.

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