Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez left furious as West Ham axe plunges his future into doubt
ALEXIS SANCHEZ could be braced for the exit door after Jose Mourinho surprisingly left him out of the squad for the defeat at West Ham, according to reports.
The Chilean was believed to have been furious by the snub as the Portuguese boss risked falling out with another high-profile player.
It comes just days after Mourinho had a training ground bust-up with Paul Pogba.
Sanchez travelled with the rest of the United squad to London but cut a miserable figure as he watched his side crash to a 3-1 defeat.
The 29-year-old has struggled for form and hasn’t scored a goal in the league since March.
In the build-up to United’s third loss of the season, it was claimed by Chilean journalist Maks Cardenas that Mourinho gave Sanchez a huge dressing down in front of the entire United squad.
It has thrown further question marks over Mourinho’s relationship with the rest of his players.
The performance against the Hammers was telling with the players barely putting up a fight for the beleaguered boss.
And the Mirror report that Sanchez could be one of those who leaves the club in pursuit of a new challenge.
United are paying him a whopping £500,000-a-week but have seen no return on the huge investment with Sanchez struggling to fit into Mourinho’s style of play.
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He has started four games this season and has been hooked off in three of them.
When asked about his decision to leave Sanchez out on Saturday, he responded: “I want to play Martial. Something that you are asking for a long, long, long time to play Martial. I left Alexis out, and I think that Martial is not a player very, very, very focused on his defensive duties.
“And to play him as a second striker and trying just to cover the area of (Declan) Rice would be much easier for him.”