Jose Mourinho has ruled Alexis Sanchez out of Manchester United UEFA Champions’ League group H home clash against Juventus on Tuesday.
Sanchez was a late substitute in United’s 2-2 draw away at Chelsea last Saturday and Mourinho confirmed the Chilean won’t play after he missed training on Monday morning.
Sanchez joined Manchester United from Arsenal in January 2018 in a swap deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan join the Gunners.
Sanchez has made 26 appearances for the Red Devils and has scored just four goals providing six assists.
“The players you saw are the ones who are available. Nothing to hide. Alexis is out,” Mourinho revealed during his pre-match conference ahead of the clash at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
“There were contradictory feelings after the Chelsea match,” Jose says. “I told the players we have to keep that happiness, pride and confidence of the way we played. But on the other side, use the anger to motivate ourselves to play a big match.”
He also believes Anthony Marial is flourishing because the is also playing well.
“I think Martial is like the team. The team is playing fine, Martial is playing fine. It’s easier for individuals to play well when the team is playing well. He has been involved when the team played well and he played well too.”
“I was proud of the boys and we are positive because we played really well [on Saturday].”It is a good feeling to have before a big match.”