Manchester United manger, Jose Mourinho said on Friday that the club is struggling to get the best out of Alexis Sanchez since the Chile forward joined from Arsenal in the January transfer window.
Mourinho, whose side will host Liverpool on Saturday, said this in a pre-match conference on Friday.
Responding to a question on whether United was getting the best out of Sanchez who moved to Old Trafford in a swap deal with midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Mourinho said: “No. What is wrong is that he came at the worst moment of the season, in the winter market.
“That’s why I don’t like the winter market very much, but this was a chance we didn’t want to lose. Next season will be better for him, but he is learning how to play with us and we are learning how to get the best out of him.”
Since moving to Manchester, Sanchez, 29, has scored once and has had three assists in eight starts. Mkhitaryan has also scored once but has had six assists for Arsenal.
But Mourinho pointed out that Sanchez is not under pressure.
“He’s fine”, the coach said. “He’s happy that the team are getting results. Lately he was unhappy when we lost matches with him, but he’s a guy with great maturity and attitude.
“He’s not afraid to take responsibility. When he feels he’s not as dangerous as he likes to be, he drops back and tries things. When he makes mistakes, he tries to compensate with fantastic spirit to try to win back the ball.”