Alexis Sanchez's form becoming a concern for Manchester United

Lawrence Kim
September 23, 2018

Their core of Portuguese players has a lot of quality and Wolves seem to know what they are supposed to do to make good results in Premier League.

"I think the happiness, the confidence, the self-esteem was what pushed him to play the first match nearly without training against Leicester and played a very good match". We didn't have that.

Mourinho believes any post-Russia hangover is mental rather than physical, with World Cup victor Paul Pogba inspiring United to victory in their Champions League opener at Young Boys.

French global Paul Pogba touched the ball on skillfully after collecting Conor Coady's headed clearance, and Fred deposited an unstoppable 18-yard shot into the Wolves goal.

"The team is more compact, more solid; the spirit, the cooperation, the empathy, the communication - all of that improves in the team and good results bring confidence".

His cross found Raul Jimenez who laid the ball off for Moutinho to claim his first goal in English football with a lethal left-foot finish from the edge of the area.

"I expect my team to play better than we did", added Mourinho. Two Premier League goals and four assists in 17 appearances is appalling for a player of his quality and previous performances throughout his career.

"It is a bit of a contradiction but I'm more disappointed today than I was against Tottenham".

"I am not saying we are going to have more points than last season because last season we collect a very acceptable level of points", he said.

"They deserved their point and we deserve the punishment of only getting one point. But I did not like my team".

José Mourinho believes Manchester United are resolving "defensive problems" better because of a concerted team effort rather than Victor Lindelöf and Chris Smalling being selected as the centre-back pairing in their run of three successive victories.

"I never thought I'd say this but the one person, it was in front of your nose all the time, too close to perhaps see, has come in and done a great job".

"For me, it is hard to explain that". He was also spraying the long balls around the way only he knows and he created three chances.

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