Jose Mourinho hails Alexis Sanchez after debut: 'He brings maturity and class'
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was full of praise after Alexis Sanchez produced two assists in his debut as Yeovil Town were beaten 4-0.
Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United shakes hands with Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United as he is substituted during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Yeovil Town and Manchester United at Huish Park on January 26, 2018 in Yeovil, Eng
"I think it's no surprise for anyone after three years in the Premier League, playing every week, so everyone knows what Alexis [Sanchez] is," Mourinho told the club's website.
"He is the kind of player you buy and you don't think about adaptation in relation to English football, so it's no surprise for us," the Portuguese manager added.
"Alexis Sanchez is a fantastic addition, everyone is happy that he comes. Good players want good players. The question is always which one is going to be left out, it is not about that for us.
"We have a fantastic group of attacking players and he is another one with more maturity and experience. His choice for the second goal is a choice that a player like Marcus Rashford is too nervous to make that kind of decision. He brings maturity and class."
He also spoke highly of their opponents, who were on top for the opening twenty minutes or so as they looked to push United high.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reacts
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"These matches are difficult if the attitude is not correct. In the first half they gave us a difficult time, pressing and aggressive on the ball and on the shinpads," Mourinho said.
"I could hear Darren Way on the touchline, he knew what he was saying, they were organised.
"But in the second half we had control of the game and had more space and more quality, we killed the game."