Alexis Sanchez: Jose Mourinho and Romelu Lukaku hail Man Utd star after Newcastle winner

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ALEXIS SANCHEZ was hailed by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho after he rescued them against Newcastle.

The under-performing forward finally showed his worth with a late header to seal United’s turnaround this evening.

The Red Devils fought back from two goals down at Old Trafford to beat Newcastle 3-2.

Sanchez came off the bench to steal the three points for United.

And after the match, Mourinho gave his assessment on the January signing from Arsenal.

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Man Utd news: Alexis Sanchez was the hero against Newcastle with his late winner
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On the 29-year-old, the Portuguese said: “I think he is a good boy. A good professional who works really hard. 

“He is not playing especially well, in some periods, but, when the team doesn’t play especially well, it’s difficult for players individually to perform well. 

“Today, I think it’s an amazing feeling for him to score the winning goal in a comeback. That is nice.”

Meanwhile, Romelu Lukaku told MUTV: “I would have wanted to have been in his shoes today [scoring the winner], but the guy is working really hard. 

“We know how much of a special player he is”

Luke Shaw

“I think he’s one of the most hard-working professionals I have ever seen and to give us the win, he deserves it and I am really happy for him.”

Manager Jose Mourinho also praised the work ethic of the South American, who has already shown he is able to light up the Premier League during his time at Arsenal.

Luke Shaw also praised Sanchez and admits players need confidence to perform to the best of their ability.

“It’s massive,” Shaw added. “As football players, confidence is something you need when you step onto the pitch. 

“You need to believe in yourself, you need to have that confidence to do things and we know how much of a special player he is and today could have been a massive confidence boost.”

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