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Mourinho explains why Sanchez struggled at Wembley

February 19 2018, 08:04 | Van Peters

Mourinho explains why Sanchez struggled at Wembley

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The Frenchman was replaced by Juan Mata just after the hour mark and clearly Mourinho feels United's best chance of beating Huddersfield this afternoon is with McTominay in Pogba's place.

Jose Mourinho, manager of Manchester United, looks on prior to the Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur.

"I don't think it is very normal to concede a goal like we did after 15 seconds", he said. He has to work out where to play (Alexis Sanchez).

"The players can do whatever they want, they can travel or whatever".

"One mistake. We don't win the ball in the air". When we win we win together, when we lose we lose together'.

He added: "It is not just about the points and finishing in the top four, which is important".

"It'll be tough against Liverpool now because they are one of the best teams - but it's about taking it one game at a time".

The hosts had a huge penalty appeal on 20 minutes when McTominay was completely taken out by Terence Kongolo in an aerial challenge inside the box, but somehow referee Stuart Atwell did not point to the spot.

"You know that your opponents sooner or later are going to drop at least a couple of points and you're completely in control, so yes we played match after match. In my experience until everything is done, you have to be prepared for anything to happen". We have to play United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea.

And Mourinho challenged his players to shrug off the after effects of defeat at Spurs to continue their upward curve in the league this season compared his debut campaign at United previous year.

"Fellaini came off because he had something in his knee". Probably we are going to lose him for a few weeks, but I can not say if it's two, three, four or five [weeks].

"The performance was fantastic". United will be looking for revenge at home this time around.

Pochettino admitted even he was shocked to see Eriksen score so fast and he was quick to salute the Dane's express impact. Their loss to Spurs saw the Portuguese throw a little more caution to the wind than we've come to expect of him, playing with a two-man midfield and a range of attacking talents ahead of it.

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