Published: Thu, August 02, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Sanchez given all-clear to join Manchester United on US tour

Sanchez given all-clear to join Manchester United on US tour

After five days of training you need to play and it's good to play against a team that is at three days' distance from starting their Mexican league.

"Some are first-team, some Under-23s, some coming from loans and going on loan, some are younger, Under-18s".

In United States for the pre-season tour, Mourinho cut a forlorn figure and and took subtle jibes towards the club management. "Players like Anthony, like Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Alexis Sanchez - they are all unbelievable players who can change games", the 28-year-old Spaniard was quoted as saying.

After the break, San Jose changed their entire XI, with United also ringing the changes, and that did not help the flow of the game.

"It was a good training session for us and I think they start their league this week, so they were at a more advanced stage than us".

Sanchez returned to the side after he had joined up with the squad in the US after issues over his visa had been resolved, and the Chile worldwide came close in the first half from a free-kick.

Mourinho does, however, have an injury issue to deal with, as Antonio Valencia limped off early in the game.

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Mourinho said the 25-year-old was "absolutely brilliant" in Les Bleus' final three matches in Russian Federation.

However, United were again without a number of their World Cup players.

The Times add that Willian is another player attracting interest, and surely losing two attackers without replacing them would be a suicidal move from the west Londoners.

He's very talented, the Spanish midfielder said.

The rejection of of Alexis Sanchez's visa initially was a big blow, and although the Chilean eventually made it, Mourinho seemed unhappy.

"Hopefully, he can at least join us later because it is important to work with Juan Mata, Alexis and Anthony Martial, who we think are the players we have for the start of the season".

"Match fitness then is a different thing but we knew he could be good and was a good physical effort for him, a bit more than an hour, which was good".

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