Alexis Sanchez Explains The Reason He Didn't Like Jose Mourinho
Alexis Sanchez has claimed that Jose Mourinho's management style at Manchester United made him 'lose confidence' but still said he is one of the best 'coaches' in the world.
The Chilean's time at United didn't go well, despite Mourinho's desperation to bring him into the team in January 2018 and beat Pep Guardiola to the signing, and he scored just three goals in 32 league games at Old Trafford.
Mourinho departed part way through that run, in December 2018, and the on loan Inter forward blames the Spurs boss for his lack of confidence, whilst acknowledging he's a good manager too.
"Mourinho is one of the best coaches in the world in the way that he coaches, how he studies videos, the way he goes about things," the former Barcelona forward told BBC last year.
"But then, within the group there was that feeling that you were in the team then out. Sometimes I didn't play, then I did, then I didn't and as a player you lose confidence, each player lost their confidence, do you understand?
"And then an atmosphere was created that wasn't healthy.
"Sometimes I'm playing well and I score a goal and he took me off. And I'd say, 'I love football, I love football.'
"I've played football since I was five and if I have the ball taken away from me, it's as if I lose my joy. I'm like that."
Things didn't improve too much for Sanchez under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last season and the United boss let him know he wasn't needed this season.
The 31-year-old followed Romelu Lukaku to move to the San Siro but it's only a temporary deal and he will return to Manchester in the summer.
It's likely that the former Udinese winger will be looking for a new club, rather than staying at United and trying to force his way back into the team.
Sanchez, who was signed for nothing in exchange for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, was recently voted as the second worst signing for the Red Devils in the post Sir Alex Ferguson era.
Only Radamel Falcao was voted as a worst signing, with the Colombian signing on loan for one season under Louis Van Gaal, and scoring four goals in 26 league appearances, a better record than Sanchez.