Manchester United star Alexis Sanchez has revealed how the players felt while Jose Mourinho was in charge.
Much was made of the Portuguese manager’s reign with many sections of the media reporting the club’s stars were unhappy.
The mood within the camp was described as miserable with even Mourinho looking in poor shape on occasion.
Sanchez though didn’t focus on any of those matters and instead believes it was Jose’s frequent rotating that did the damage.
Sanchez: "Mourinho is one of the best coaches in the world, in the way that he coaches, how he studies videos, the way he goes about things. But within the group there was that feeling that you were in the team, then out.” #mufc [BBC]
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In defence of the former Chelsea manager, one could accuse his predecessors of doing the same.
Both Louis van Gaal and David Moyes failed to settle on a regular starting XI as they became confused over who to trust and when to trust them.
All three felt that their chosen stars weren’t performing to their high standards while their back-up options weren’t doing enough to challenge for a first-team spot.
This resulted in a merry-go-round with positions with United rarely putting out the same side twice.
The inconsistencies in selection became inconsistencies on the pitch and soon all three were fired.