Sanchez lifts lid on tough beginning to life at Old Trafford

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It (Playing at Wembley) brings me a lot of luck.

"I tell Alexis or Paul [Pogba] the same a couple of weeks ago", Mourinho said. 'My team mates help me always. Now I am very happy for the team, for the goal, for the attitude that we showed in this game.

"So I'm not waiting Alexis to score again the next match and be man of the match again, I just want him to be stable and in Alexis' case the next season gives him much better conditions to be a top player for us because I don't like the January market".

Sanchez produced his best performance for United to date at Wembley, getting United back into the game with a fine header after Dele Alli's early opener. I hope to demonstrate more.

An expertly directed finish beyond Michel Vorm from Paul Pogba's delightful cross means Sanchez now has eight goals in as many appearances for club and country at England's national stadium.

Pogba made amends for failing to track Christian Eriksen for that goal by winning the ball off Mousa Dembele before floating the ideal cross towards the far post for Sanchez to steer a clever header past Michel Vorm and make it eight goals in six games at Wembley, following a double for Chile and five for Arsenal across two semi-finals and two finals.

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Manchester United signed Sanchez in a swap deal from Arsenal in the January transfer window as Armenia worldwide Henrikh Mkhitaryan moved to the Gunners.

Mourinho challenged Sanchez to keep doing the basics well to take his game to new heights following victory over Spurs and the 29-year-old revealed both men have taken time to adapt to their new working relationship.

"It was a great pass from Pogba, when the ball was in the air I wanted to hit it to the far post but then I saw the goalkeeper go the other way so I changed to the near post to catch him off balance". "You need to be demanding like that to be successful".

'Next season we have to try to win everything.

Chris Smalling saluted the key roles played by Sanchez and Pogba.

This was the sort of all-round team performance Mourinho has been demanding on a consistent basis.

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