Manchester United star Paul Pogba defends Alexis Sanchez's struggles


The 25-year-old French World Cup-winning midfielder said there were no excuses for not attacking in home games.

Manchester United fans turned on Alexis Sanchez after his performance in Saturday's 1-1 draw at home to Wolves.

"We are at home and we should play much better against Wolves".

The Manchester United star is adamant hard-working Alexis Sanchez will overcome his woes at Old Trafford. Not just for us, also for the others because the others they can say exactly the same as I am saying and they can say: "'Oh, Manchester United, good team, good squad, City good squad, good team'". "That was our mistake".

The draw - played out in front of legendary former manager Alex Ferguson who made his first appearance at a match since undergoing emergency brain surgery in May - left United in seventh, eight points behind leaders Liverpool.

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Robbie Savage believes Manchester United are destined to finish in fourth place in the Premier League table this season. "Playing that way is easier for us", he continued. Painting a picture of frustration, as he has for several months now, the French World Cup victor claimed there was no movement in front of him and that United should attack more at home.

"I wouldn't like to say at the moment but it's going to be a struggle if they're not careful to finish in the top four". Then we tried to defend a bit more against the counter-attack. Sanchez was unarguably one of the best players in the Premier League during his spell with the north London based outfit.

"I can't tell you because I'm a player", he said. "They started better were more aggressive, had more intent and I don't know why but they were more motivated".

"We didn't lose, but for me we should have won".

Over the past three seasons, United have scored 131 goals, the fewest amount of the so-called "big six" in the Premier League. "It's better for us if we get close".