ALEXIS SANCHEZ has taken a subtle swipe at Jose Mourinho for failing to make the most out of Paul Pogba. The Manchester United striker, 30, also claimed there’s a “great atmosphere” at Old Trafford following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s

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ALEXIS SANCHEZ has taken a subtle swipe at Jose Mourinho for failing to make the most out of Paul Pogba.

The Manchester United striker, 30, also claimed there's a "great atmosphere" at Old Trafford following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's arrival in December.

 Alexis Sanchez failed to live up to expectations under the management of Jose Mourinho

Pogba, 25, was on the brink of leaving United after a number of bust-ups with Mourinho, but he has found a new lease of life under Solskjaer.

In his last nine games, the midfielder has scored eight goals and made five assists for United.

Speaking to the Mirror, Sanchez said: "Paul Pogba is still young, but he is a great player, who has to be trusted in the team.

"Now I see him far more involved in the team and he's playing well. There's a great atmosphere at the club."

 Paul Pogba has scored eight goals in nine games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

United team-mate Anthony Martial also hit out at Mourinho by claiming the club are seeing "the real Pogba" since he was sacked.

Mourinho led the Reds to their worst start to a season in 28 years, but Solskjaer has guided the club into the top four after eight wins from their last nine.

Sanchez, who has scored just twice this season, does not believe the club's change of direction is down to luck.

He said: "About what happens inside the locker room, I never speak.

 Alexis Sanchez claimed Paul Pogba has to be trusted within the team

"People keep saying the way things have changed is like a miracle, but I do not believe in miracles.

"I only believe in work and more work - and that's what we've done."

United face a tough test against Paris-Saint Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday, but Sanchez is confident.

The ex-Arsenal star said: "United is a club with so much history is capable of beating any rival.

"If we win at Old Trafford and we don't concede, then I think we would be favourites for the second leg.

"I think we can do that and I see this United team with a lot of chances to score in Paris."

 Alexis Sanchez is confident that Manchester United can pick up a result against PSG
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Sacking Sarri will show Chelsea and Abramovich are ‘weak’ – they must endure pain if they want to change style, says Gary Neville

GARY NEVILLE has urged Chelsea not to sack manager Maurizio Sarri and instead “live through the pain and change”.

Chelsea were thumped 6-0 against champions Manchester City yesterday conceding four in the opening 25 minutes.

 Ex-Man United full-back Gary Neville believes Chelsea should keep Sarri in an attempt to build consistency
 After Chelsea were thumped 6-0 against Man City odds were slashed on Sarri getting the sack

The devastating loss meant Arsenal leapfrogged above the Blues on goal difference as Sarri’s men sunk to sixth.

After the embarrassing loss odds were slashed on Sarri becoming the latest Blues boss to be prematurally axed.

However, Sky Sports pundit and eight-time Premier League winner Neville believes sacking Sarri would be “weak” of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

Neville said: “If the ownership of the club really do want a higher quality of football then they’re going to have to live through the change.

 The loss meant Arsenal leapfrogged above the Blues on goal difference as Sarri’s men sunk to sixth
 Zinedine Zidane and Laurent Blanc have emerged as odds on favourites to replace Sarri, if he is to be fired

“Now’s not the time to go weak on that. Now what we’ll see in the next 24 to 48 hours whether Chelsea have the belief that they do want to follow through with it.

“In the past I agree, they’ve changed [Andre] Villas-Boas, they’ve changed [Luiz Felipe] Scolari. Are they going to stick with Sarri?

“If they really want this type of football in the long term they’re going to have to maintain a position of the club and live through the pain and change.

“It’s never been what they’ve done before but it’s how intent are they on seeing that style change.

“If they’re intent on that style of football changing, they’re going to have to maintain a manager and not go back to something that’s happened before.

 The Blues conceded four in the opening 25 minutes at the Etihad in what was a disastrous start to the game
 Sarri snubbed a post-match handshake with City boss Pep Guardiola as the Italian stormed down the tunnel

“You talk about Roman Abramovich being motivated by Pep Guardiola’s style of play, which is 75 to 80 per cent possession. Chelsea have never been like that.”

Sarri snubbed a post-match handshake with City boss and managerial pal Pep Guardiola as the Italian stormed down the tunnel.

Ex-Real Madrid boss Zideane Zidane and former PSG manager Laurent Blanc have emerged as odds on favourites to replace Sarri, if he is to be fired.”

Maurizio Sarri says his job is 'always at risk' and talks not shaking Pep Guardiola's hand after embarrassing Man City loss

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reassures Fred over exclusion

Manchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has attempted to reassure Fred that he remains part of his first-team plans at Old Trafford.

Fred left Shakhtar Donetsk for United in a £52m deal during the summer, but the Brazil international has struggled to make an impact and has been reduced to 15 appearances in all competitions.

The 25-year-old did not featured in Solskjaer's 18-man squad for the game at Fulham last weekend, but the Norwegian has insisted that the player will be provided with opportunities before the end of the campaign.

Solskjaer is quoted by Manchester Evening News as saying: "Fred is exactly like everyone else. You know he's going to be able to contribute and he will contribute, don't worry about that."

United face Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Liverpool - all in different competitions - in their next three fixtures.

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