Manchester United manager can’t hide his happiness that one of his star strikers Alexis Sanchez won’t be taking part in Chile’s upcoming fixtures against Japan and South Korea next week.
The forward wasn’t included in the South American country’s squad list for the upcoming friendlies and Mourinho said that is good for his team ahead of the busy September schedule.
According to him, Sanchez will rest for the next two weeks and that will help him regain his form and full fitness.
When asked if he played a role in seeing that team Chilean wasn’t called up for international duties, the Portuguese said he isn’t the type of manager who prevents his players from ignoring their country’s call, so, he didn’t tell the player not to honour Chile’s call.
The Chilean hasn’t been lively for the Red Devils this season but Mourinho reaffirmed his confidence in his ability to get his season started after the international break.
Sanchez was in action for the Old Trafford outfits earlier today as they thrashed Burnley at the Turf Moor stadium.
The player started at the right wing as usual. Unlike the three matches he’s played prior to today’s encounter, Sanchez was lively throughout the time he spent on the pitch.
He assisted the first goal of the encounter which was scored by underfire striker Romelu Lukaku.