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Mourinho hails Sanchez's 'maturity' following Yeovil win

Alexis Sanchez's Manchester United debut against Yeovil Town impressed manager Jose Mourinho.
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Mourinho hails Sanchez's 'maturity' following Yeovil win

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho hailed Alexis Sanchez for his "maturity" in attack following his successful debut in the 4-0 FA Cup win over Yeovil Town.

The Chile international recovered from a shaky opening half-hour at Huish Park to play a part in both of United's opening goals, scored by Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera.

Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku added late strikes to give Mourinho's side a comfortable victory and book their place in the fifth round of the competition.

The former Chelsea boss, who signed a contract extension until 2020 this week, hopes the likes of Rashford can learn from the killer instinct Sanchez displayed with the assist for Herrera's crucial second goal at the end of a slick counter-attack.

Alexis: A fantastic addition

"[He's a] fantastic addition," he told BBC Sport. "Like Ander, everybody accepted that he comes here. He's a fantastic player for us.

"The question is always which one is going to be out but it's not that for us. We have a fantastic group of attacking players, [now] we have one with a bit more experience.

"His choice for the second goal is the kind of choice that a player like Marcus is still too nervous to make that kind of decision. He will bring us this extra maturity."