‘Has to be left out’, Paul Scholes urges Mourinho to drop key attacker for Brighton game

Manchester United favourite Paul Scholes has urged Jose Mourinho to reconsider a starting role for Alexis Sanchez following his average performance against Sevilla in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Jose Mourinho’s side played the home leg against the Andalusian outfit with caution, and it ultimately cost them with Wissam Ben Yedder bagging a quick brace for the opposition, which sealed a 2-1 triumph.

Sanchez was the centre of the attention once more as he struggled to find any co-ordination with his fellow players on the attack, and Scholes believes the manager should take the decision to bench Sanchez.

“I think he has to choose his best front three and be brave enough to leave one out. At the minute Sanchez has to be left out,” Scholes told BT Sport, as quoted by The Mirror.

The game against Sevilla was Sanchez’s tenth in the United shirt, and he has visibly struggled to find the cutting edge to his play. The Chile international can’t be expected to a speedster on the field like Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, but he is nevertheless capable of finding the space to make goalscoring attempts, which have been a rarity since his United move.

Judging by Mourinho’s recent comments, Sanchez is an undisputed choice got the starting lineup, but the Chilean needs to adapt quickly to United’s style of play, with one of Marcus Rashford or Anthony Martial likely to lose their positions when the 29-year-old is on the field.

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