Man United's Sanchez lost confidence because of Mourinho's methods

According to The Mirror, the pair were originally a doubt for the game, having picked up injuries in the Champions League defeat to PSG.

But the 30-year-old also recognised that, as an "experienced player", he did not need Solskjaer's guidance.

Chile worldwide Sanchez was widely regarded as one of the best attacking players in Europe during his spells with Barcelona and Arsenal.

Manchester United attacker Alexis Sanchez has admitted he worries that he has been unable to produce his best form since moving to Old Trafford from Arsenal last January.

"'I'm a player that, if I'm not in contact with the ball, I lose that spark, and sometimes I want to play in every game", he added.

"It's just one of those things, like a bottle of ketchup when it never comes but then when it suddenly comes, loads comes out".

"You're in, you're out, and I'm used to playing".

United travel to Chelsea in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Monday, a game which will be shown live on the BBC.

"I'm not going to say it's the last chance [for silverware] because we are going to go to Paris and give it a go [in the second leg]", he said.

"The referee's assistant, when we had a counter-attack, came flying down the line, and I had my foot there and he crashed into me". That's what it's about when you go through periods when you don't perform up to your standard because we know there is a very good player there. "Their pride has been hurt, and I'm sure they'll bounce back on Monday".

United are fourth in the Premier League, 14 points behind leaders Manchester City, and face PSG in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on 6 March.

"Rom is a quick player and has physical presence, but we decided on Juan [Mata] and Alexis at half-time [against PSG]", he said.

  • Stacy Allen