Manchester United recorded their third straight victory of 2018 on Monday night with a convincing 3-0 defeat of struggling Stoke City.
Goals from returning captain Antonio Valencia, Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku ensured their victory as Paul Pogba was at his dominating best providing two assists.
One thing, however, overshadowed their display on the night and that was the story regarding Alexis Sanchez’s pending transfer saga.
The player is believed to now fancy a move to Old Trafford after being courted by their city rivals Man City for several months with United making a very sizeable wage offer to him and his representatives.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is expected to go the other way as part of the deal to bring in the Chilean.
Man United manager Jose Mourinho speaking in a press conference has given an update on the situation as well as his current squad balance.
“I am not confident, but also not unconfident. Just relaxed and we have the feeling that he is an Arsenal player. We have the feeling that he can stay there. But also the feeling that he can move and if he moves, I think we have a chance,” he said when asked about the chances of Sanchez moving to Old Trafford.
He went on to hint that Henrikh Mkhitaryan while being a very talented player could still leave the club in a possible deal. He also confirmed that young defender Axel Tuanzebe could be sent on out loan for the rest of the season in order to gain first-team experience.