Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Alex-Is out for Juve Showdown

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Alex-Is out for Juve Showdown

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JOSE Mourinho has confirmed Alexis Sanchez is one of six United players out of tonight's Champions League tie with Juventus.

The forward was not at open training at the Reds' Carrington training complex yesterday morning, depite having come on as a substitute in the 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Saturday.

The 29-year-old flew into London from Chile on Thursday and stayed in the capital, where he met up with team-mates ahead of the match at Stamford Bridge.

Sanchez will be joined on the sidelines tonight by Diogo Dalot, Marouane Fellaini, Jesse Lingard, Scott McTominay and Phil Jones.

"The players you saw (in open training) are the players that are available," Mourinho said. "Nothing to hide, and Alexis is out."

Mourinho urged the United players to focus on their performance rather than the 'awful' result at Stamford Bridge, where a 96th-minute Ross Barkley equaliser denied them victory. …

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