JOSE MOURINHO is nervous Alexis Sanchez will likely be focused by rival followers attributable to his enormous wages.
The Chilean might get a primary league begin for Manchester United tonight at Tottenham.
Alexis Sanchez in motion throughout Manchester United debut towards YeovilAnd after Sanchez stop Arsenal for a reported £505,000 weekly wage, boss Mourinho mentioned: “He’s going to get that sort of reception in all places.
It doesn’t matter concerning the earlier rivalry between Spurs and Arsenal. He’ll get a little bit of that in all places.
“I don’t know if it’s true or not — that story of him getting one of many prime salaries in Premier League soccer.
“To vary one massive membership for one more massive membership, this type of scenario attracts a little bit of that — however I don’t assume he cares.”
Certainly, Mourinho believes the 29-year-old ahead, who United snatched from underneath the noses of rivals Manchester Metropolis, will thrive on hostile atmospheres.
The Particular One mentioned: “He’s the sort of participant, with all his expertise, I feel he’s used to it.
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“Even in South America, I don’t assume it’s straightforward for Chile to play in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, so I feel these guys grew up with a sure stage of experiences.
“I don’t assume it’s an issue for him in any respect.”
At Wembley tonight, Mourinho faces rival boss Mauricio Pochettino — who has been linked with the Actual Madrid job.
Mourinho is aware of what it takes to sit down within the Bernabeu hotseat having received La Liga with them.
Requested if he believes Spurs chief Poch has the attributes to deal with such a giant job, Mourinho mentioned: “I feel he has.”
However he shortly added: “I take a look at Spurs’ historical past and don’t see a small membership.
“I see a giant membership with massive expectations and goals to realize.
“So, sure, I see him at Spurs for a few years. However I additionally see him leaving and having an excellent profession at different golf equipment.”
In the meantime, Mourinho has triggered Juan Mata’s yr choice on his contract to maintain him on the membership subsequent season.
After Mourinho let him go away Chelsea to affix United, it was anticipated Mata can be on his method out when the Particular One took over at Outdated Trafford.
However Mourinho rapped: “Mata is essential. He was a giant story once I arrived 1½ years in the past. ‘Mata is in hassle, in hassle, in hassle’.
“Now he’s getting an extension. He’s vital for me and the membership.”