JOSE MOURINHO admits Alexis Sanchez is struggling at Manchester United after becoming a member of “on the worst second of the season”.
Sanchez was notably poor in Monday’s Three-2 comeback win at Crystal Palace, the place he gave away possession 19 instances in a dreadful first half at Selhurst Park.
The Chilean striker joined United from Arsenal in January, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the other means.
He’s believed to be on £505,000-a-week at Previous Trafford.
Requested if he was getting the very best out of Sanchez, Mourinho stated: “No.
“What’s unsuitable is that he got here within the worst second of the season, which is the winter market. That is why I do not just like the winter market very, very a lot.
“I believe this was an opportunity that we did not need to lose, and we made it.
“However we do not imagine so much within the winter market and for positive subsequent season can be higher for him.
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“However, in fact, he’s studying find out how to play with us and we’re studying find out how to get the very best out of him.”
Sanchez has began all eight matches since becoming a member of United, however Mourinho has but to discover a means of successfully shoehorning him into his assault.
The United boss says it’s “nice” that the ahead is maybe making an attempt an excessive amount of – “not afraid to take duties, not afraid to attempt issues to occur.
However he baulked on the suggestion he was weak spot.
He added: “That is one thing that we are able to develop, and we’re going to develop with time, with expertise and dwelling these experiences collectively.
“I do not think about weak spot, I think about that an enormous potential to be developed.”
Requested what the weaknesses of his staff are, Mourinho retorted: “I do not let you know. However should you ask the oracles, the oracles will let you know.”
Gary Neville and Graeme Souness have criticised United lately, with Mourinho showing to take goal at them in his pre-Liverpool press convention by saying some pundits have been unable to “resolve their very own issues once they have been managers”.
Second-place United enter the weekend two factors higher off than Liverpool in third, however Jurgen Klopp’s attack-minded aspect have attracted the lion’s share of plaudits this time period.
Mourinho added: “They’ve qualities they usually have weaknesses. We have now qualities and now we have weaknesses.
“One in every of my good qualities as a coach was at all times to know very, very effectively my staff’s weaknesses and generally I attempt to cover them and generally I’ve to attempt to compensate them with different issues.
“However Liverpool is Liverpool and we’re what we’re.”