Rio Ferdinand believes Alexis Sanchez’s Manchester United career may be over

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes Alexis Sanchez’s career with the Red Devils may be over after sustaining a knee injury in the recent Premier League clash against Southampton. The Chile international has struggled to cement a regular role since the winter move from Arsenal last year and things have now become more difficult with a knee problem likely to keep him out of action for at least six weeks.

Speaking to Goal.com, Ferdinand said that Sanchez has been a huge performer in the Premier League over the years but he has not been able to make the grade with United. He added that the Chilean has not been able to transform his fortunes unlike other players and his long-term future with the Red Devils appears slim.
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Frank Lampard urges Manchester United players to stand up for Jose Mourinho

Derby County manager Frank Lampard has admitted that he is pleased about Jose Mourinho guiding Manchester United to a much-needed triumph over Newcastle United and he is hopeful that the players can produce a similar performance on a weekly basis. The Portuguese tactician had come under fire after United went winless for four matches on the bounce but they came back in style with a dramatic 3-2 comeback triumph after being 2-0 down at one stage.

Speaking in a news conference, Lampard was personally content with Mourinho ending United’s lean patch and believes the players must stand up for the head coach in the forthcoming games, he said: “For Jose Mourinho, being a manager myself now, I know how tough it is when things aren’t quite going right. (The result against Newcastle) was a massive win, which I was personally very happy with for him, and now it’s down to the players. The players have to perform at the level they did in the second half against Newcastle every week.”
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