Scholes: I never saw 'selfish' Sanchez as a Manchester United player

Lynette Rowe
October 19, 2018

Luke Shaw has signed a bumper new five-year contract at Manchester United believed to be worth £195,000-per-week, representing an astonishing and admirable turnaround for the 23-year-old.

Here, we trace how one of English football's brightest young talents escaped from the crosshairs and got back on track.

"There is a difference between the fearless, who want to be there at any cost, and the ones for whom a little pain can make a difference", Mourinho commented.

The left-back's contract was due to expire next summer and it seemed he was on the brink of exiting Old Trafford only a few months ago after yet more public criticism from manager Jose Mourinho.

The 23-year-old has faced public criticism from José Mourinho and has been limited to 50 Premier League appearances at United in almost four and a half years by a serious injury, form and fitness issues.

It's looking increasingly like Sanchez and United aren't a good fit for one another - although that could always change with a different coach leading the way.

The youngest player in England's 2014 World Cup squad appeared to have turned the corner courtesy of an important part in rescuing a last-gasp draw with Everton in April 2017, only for Mourinho to sensationally claim Shaw only played well because he was telling him what to do. They also think that they are the targets because the pundits do not want to go for Mourinho, and face his wrath.

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Perhaps he's best suited to just waiting things out.

The players think the club would benefit from the presence and power Pogba could provide in the middle of the park.

While more is being demanded of Pogba, the same can be said for Alexis Sanchez.

"I'm really happy to be in this form and over the pre-season I was working very hard to make sure that I gave myself the best opportunity to be able to put myself in the team, and thankfully I have done that".

In December 2015 Chelsea chose to dispense with the services of Jose Mourinho for a second time, following a disastrous start to the season.

According to the Daily Mail and as cited by ESPN, there are many people at Barca who would love to see Pogba sign for the club, and Messi is one of them.

"Mentally, physically, he is stronger".

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