Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sanchez Made Right Connection

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sanchez Made Right Connection

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JOSE Mourinho told Alexis Sanchez to 'connect' United's midfield and attack before their second-half comeback against City.

The Reds trailed 2-0 at the interval after Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan netted in a dominant first half for the champions-elect and United players experienced a lively dressing room discussion, with Michael Carrick, Ashley Young and Ander Herrera particularly outspoken.

The Reds manager was content with midfielders Paul Pogba, Herrera and Nemanja Matic at half-time, but was unhappy with Sanchez and Jesse Lingard's first-half performances. Sanchez played a pivotal role in Pogba's first on 53 minutes before he assisted the Frenchman's equaliser and Smalling's winner.

The Chilean received a kiss from Pogba upon his late substitution. …

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