Published: Sun, November 25, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez won't leave in January - Jose Mourinho

Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez won't leave in January - Jose Mourinho

It was announced on Friday that the midfielder has signed a new five-year deal at the club, keeping him at Stamford Bridge until 2023.

Asked if there was any progress in a new deal for playmaker Eden Hazard, Sarri added: "I don't know the movement of the contract".

He also started all seven matches for France as they lifted the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation earlier this year.

"He is very important in the defensive phase, but he is improving in offensive moments".

The Eagles inched into 15th with the point and can now look forward to a more straightforward run of fixtures with fresh optimism. Now he has to improve in the last 25m. Still eighth in the table with a negative goal difference, United can not countenance anything other than a win against a side who, in the Premier League era, have beaten them only once.

The Chelsea manager also hailed the Frenchman's qualities.

"We played like it was one more game but it was not one more game". "He's a "determining" player for us".

"I can tell you, because he already knows, that Eric tomorrow is not playing and is not even on the bench". Clearly very pleased for him.

"I give [Palace] credit obviously but I don't want to try to show that we drew because they were phenomenal". So he has a flaw like everybody!

Blues director Marina Granovskaia also lauded the 27-year-old as a "special player", saying: "He has astounded everybody with his tireless and unselfish displays".

Apart from Arsenal, Premier League sides like Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea have all been linked with the 2018 World Cup victor.

United had chances and Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku forced Wayne Hennessey into good saves but the late victor they have relied on a couple of times this season never arrived. He was also Premier League Player of the Year in 2016-17.

Mourinho is targeting a place in the top four and a spot in the round of 16 of the Champions League before the end of December but he admits he is facing some hard decisions ahead of the meeting with the Swiss champions. "We have to approach the match in a different way, for application and determination".

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