Man Utd news: Mourinho broke Sanchez promise, Pochettino plan made, Bailly snub explained | Football | Sport
Manchester United players are currently on international duty but, as you would expect from a club of their size, the rumour mill regarding Old Trafford ongoings continues to rumble on.
There is a big update on Alexis Sanchez and his relationship with Jose Mourinho, with claims about a promise emerging.
Mauricio Pochettino, meanwhile, is once again being linked with the Old Trafford hotseat despite Mourinho recently buying himself more time and the Argentine himself signing a Tottenham contract extension back in the summer.
And Eric Bailly’s snub, finally, appears to have been explained. So stay tuned for all the latest news.
Mourinho gave Sanchez promise
Mourinho gave Sanchez a guarantee that he would be United’s talisman upon signing the player from Arsenal in January.
That’s according to the Evening Standard, who claim the Chile international is fed up with life at the club.
Mourinho reportedly assured him that he would be a regular in his United set-up.
But, despite sticking with the 29-year-old throughout last season, Mourinho has now changed his mind.
Sanchez is currently stuck below both Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku in the Red Devils pecking order.
Pochettino plan made
Manchester United plan to test Tottenham’s resolve over Mauricio Pochettino should they sack Mourinho.
The Sun claim the Argentine is the club’s No 1 managerial target should they miss out on a top four spot.
But, despite that, an appointment will be far from straightforward.
United reportedly feel Tottenham will be stubborn regarding their boss, who they hold in high regard.
And that could see them have to settle for somebody else instead.
Bailly snub explained
So, why is Bailly barely playing under Mourinho at United?
Well, the Daily Mail say that the Ivory Coast international’s decision to withdraw from their squad for last season’s 1-0 defeat to West Brom is to blame.
Bailly chose not to play against the Baggies, but did report to training the next day.
And, since then, Mourinho has regularly overlooked the 24-year-old.