Mourinho Admits He Could Sell United Star, This Month

  • Mourinho Admits He Could Sell United Star, This Month

Mourinho Admits He Could Sell United Star, This Month

United made a shock £25m move for Alexis Sanchez earlier this week after months of us all assuming that his move to Manchester City was an all but certainty.

The Red Devils are believed by some media outlets to be in pole position to land Arsenal forward Sanchez after agreeing to meet the Gunners' £35 million asking price - a move which has forced Manchester City to drop their interest in the Chilean star unless they can now land him on a free transfer in the summer.

The team sits second in the Premier League standings with 47 points and a game in hand over Chelsea, but they remain 15 points behind City, who continue to lead the standings comfortably.

"I will be 55 next week in fact, so we can not stop time and for players time means a lot, and Zlatan knows that".

Certainly, this match on Monday will be dominated by events off the field with United closing in on the Arsenal attacker.

"But Mkhitaryan played the last match in the FA Cup against Derby".

Hughes' final season at Stoke was desperately poor and it was a huge surprise that the former Manchester United legend lasted so long at the Bet365 Stadium.

Fellow relegation zone dwellers West Brom and Swansea also picked up points. Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the money line and spread for Manchester United-Stoke City you need to be all over, all from an expert whose model has made an incredible 1,800 percent return on the bookmakers' closing odds, and find out. The squad returned to Manchester on Friday after a break described as "very good" by a Mourinho impressed by the "unbelievable" facilities on offer.

But United have reportedly emerged as genuine rivals to City, whose main attraction to Sanchez is understood to be the presence of Guardiola, the coach who signed him for Barcelona. Eric Choupo-Moting scored a brace for The Potters, while Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku were on target for United.

Manchester United should be freshened up after a warm weather training camp in Dubai last week.

Ashley Young serves the last game of his three-match suspension.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to return to training in late January/early February. And, Eric Bailly remains out.

Sanchez is of course out of contract in the summer, and Jose Mourinho has revealed that he could not pass up on such a "fantastic opportunity" to sign a top player.

Stoke may have Erik Pieters and Bruno Martins Indi available after they have stepped up their recoveries from injury this week. Yet it is no doubt one that Stoke City will relish coming off the loss of their manager.