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Paul Ince says Mourinho is ‘unsure of his best XI’ and slams his use of Alexis Sanchez

Paul Ince says that Jose Mourinho is still “unsure of his best XI” at Manchester United and questioned the Portuguese coaches use of Alexis Sanchez.

The former United midfielder, who spent six years at Old Trafford, was speaking after seeing United draw 0-0 with Crystal Palace at the weekend and lose further ground in their bid to qualify for The Champions League.

“We’re talking about United, no disrespect to Palace, but bringing on Fellaini before Sanchez, what is the plan?” Ince said on Match of the Day 2.

“When United can’t score, bring Fellaini on, go long, Palace are set up for that. They are relying on luck, knock downs, Palace are set up for that.

“Paying Sanchez half a million pounds, and not to be a quarterback. Playing long ball. We don’t want him like that, we want him in the 18-yard area. Fans have been patient but I don’t see cohesion or how we are trying to play.

“Mourinho is unsure of his best XI, changed time and again, same with Fulham. After three years and millions of pounds he still doesn’t know the team. As a manager, to get cohesion and consistency, you need an 11 you can trust. Play them for five games, and they might perform better.”


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