Manchester United Legend Identifies Alexis Sanchez's Best Position

Mae Harvey
September 5, 2018

Mourinho has come under pressure following United's disappointing start to the Premier League season, clashing with the media in news conferences during the opening weeks of 2018-19.

'No, no. I think he's dealing very well with the pressure, ' the Serb said.

I want to say thanks to the fans because the way they reacted was the biggest factor in our week and our response.

As expected, some United fans protested against chief executive Ed Woodward by hiring a plane to carry a banner over the ground declaring him a "specialist in failure".

Manchester United legend Paddy Crerand has identified the position to get the best out of Alexis Sanchez at Old Trafford.

It means the 21-year-old will miss three games after the worldwide break and comes at a time when he is struggling to break into United's line-up.

"I know what I have to do".

Dalot lasted 78 minutes in his first outing since March and was forced to wear an ice-pack on his troublesome right knee though only as a "precaution". It was puzzling however, that Lukaku didn't step up and take the penalty, that was eventually missed by Paul Pogba, as that would have given him his first United hattrick if he would have managed to put it home.

Ben Mee will have wanted a good performance given his Manchester City roots, but this was a long way from being one of his best days in a Burnley shirt.

Pogba has made it clear that he wants to return to Turin and play in the same team as Cristiano Ronaldo, who moved to Juventus from Real Madrid in the summer.

Mourinho started Marouane Fellaini as a deep-lying midfielder, as well as under-fire centre-backs Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof, and he was impressed by the performances of all three, alongside in-form Luke Shaw. It's good for us.

Manchester United will face Watford, who have been in stunning form this season, in their next Premier League fixture.

The Portuguese said the right attitude for the Burnley match had its roots in the positive way the Old Trafford crowd had responded to the loss to Spurs.

Mourinho, though, had looked relaxed even before kick-off, joking with officials in the tunnel and shaking hands with players from both teams as they exited the dressing rooms.

At Old Trafford we lost at home but the fans were wonderful. "We know we are not in Manchester United's league and it's a massive challenge for clubs like ours to get close to those guys." .

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