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Football news - 'Manchester United were a laughing stock' - Sanchez and Jones aim digs at Mourinho

'United were a laughing stock' - Sanchez and Jones aim digs at Mourinho

11/02/2019 at 07:12Updated 11/02/2019 at 09:20

Alexis Sanchez and Phil Jones have aimed barbs at former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho in separate interviews.

United continued their blistering form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a 3-0 win over Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday with Paul Pogba netting a brace and Anthony Martial also getting on the scoresheet.

Remarkably, the latest victory at Craven Cottage moved United's total to 25 points out of a possible 27 under Solskjaer.

Jones and Sanchez each reflected upon how the club's fortunes have changed since Mourinho left Old Trafford in less than positive terms.

“Everyone is going to take us seriously now, we've proven that (with Solskjaer), and we're still getting better," Jones said.

" It was tough for everyone involved, we might have been a bit of a laughing stock at the start of the season, but certainly not now."

“There is just a positivity about the place, to grind results out when we're not playing well, to play forward, to play with intent and purpose - and that's exactly what we're doing.

“You can see it in every game, we're creating a number of chances and putting them away.”

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Pogba added: “It is his (Solskjaer's) joy. He is just being himself. He is not playing, acting.

“He is giving joy to everyone. He is giving confidence to everyone - and you can see that on the pitch.”

Paul Pogba of Manchester United celebrates scoring their first goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Manchester United at Craven Cottage on February 09, 2019 in London, United Kingdom

Paul Pogba of Manchester United celebrates scoring their first goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Manchester United at Craven Cottage on February 09, 2019 in London, United KingdomGetty Images

On Pogba, Sanchez highlighted the difference in the player's confidence and production since Mourinho was replaced.

" Now I see him far more involved in the team and he’s playing well. There’s a great atmosphere at the club."

With United having won 10 out of 11 games since Mourinho's departure in December, the results certainly speak for themselves.

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