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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes that new recruit Alexis Sanchez is a level above a number of his teammates at Old Trafford, largely due to his experience of playing in the Champions League for a number of seasons.

The Chile international is adapting to life at his new home following his high profile move from Arsenal in the January transfer window.

It didn’t take him long to open his goal-scoring account for the Red Devils, with his strike key in the team’s 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town at Old Trafford last weekend.

The 29-year-old has become a fan favourite since moving to England from Barcelona in the summer of 2014. Fantasy Premier League managers perhaps remember him fondly for his exploits last season, when the attacker bagged the highest number of points in the league.

Based on that, and of course his undenaible class on the field, Mourinho said that Sanchez is truly a step above many of his new teammates.

Speaking at a news conference at Carrington on Friday afternoon, Mourinho said, “Alexis has a level that my attacking players don’t have.

“Alexis played Champions League for a few years with different clubs, at least one club that is feeling the responsibility to win it when he was at Barcelona.

“Of my other boys, Lukaku is the first season in the Champions League, Rashford, Martial, Lingard, just a few matches. We don’t have many with that knowhow.”

Although the team suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat at the hands of Newcastle on Sunday, Mourinho will hope that they bridge the gap between themselves and Manchester City by the time the season comes to a close.

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