Manchester United attacker Alexis Sanchez has lifted the lid on why so many players seemed to lose their confidence under former manager Jose Mourinho.
Portuguese coach Mourinho was sacked by the Old Trafford outfit in December after the club had made its worst start to a league campaign in almost three decades, with the 56-year-old’s pragmatic playing style and abrasive man-management style thought to have badly affected his players performances.
While Sanchez has admitted that he rates Mourinho as one of the best coaches in the World, the Chilean revealed that his former managers penchant for dropping players with little explanation as to why adversely affected the squad’s confidence.
“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,” Sanchez told the BBC.
“But within the group there was that feeling that you were in the team, then out. Sometimes I didn’t play, then I did, then I didn’t and as a player you lose confidence.”
Sanchez joined Manchester United from Arsenal last January, but the 30-year-old has struggled badly for form, scoring just five goals in over a year at Old Trafford.
United face Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round at Stamford Bridge tomorrow night.