By 90Min
September 24, 2018

Paul Pogba has been quick to defend his teammate Alexis Sanchez after the Chilean put in another underwhelming performance against Wolves on Saturday.

After missing out on a start in Manchester United's 3-0 win over Young Boys in the Champions League on Wednesday, Sanchez returned to the starting lineup for their clash with Wolves - replacing Anthony Martial. Unfortunately for him, he did himself few favours.

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He struggled to get involved in the game and his afternoon was ended on the hour mark once Jose Mourinho had seen enough. It means the 29-year-old has failed to score in any of his five Premier League appearances so far this season and has only one assist so far to show for his efforts.

However speaking with the Daily Mirror, teammate Pogba has leapt to his defence claiming that Sanchez is indeed a hard worker and that he just needs time to adapt to United's style of play following his move from Arsenal in January.

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He said: "What you have to know about Alexis is that he is a hard worker. He trains very well, he always tries to help the team, talks with the team and everything. He will get used to it. When you play a long time with another team and you play different football in that other team, you have some kind of adaptation that you have to have.

"It's not that he is playing bad. We know that Alexis Sanchez can bring a lot and I'm sure he will. But he's not playing bad and he keeps being positive, you know, so that's the good thing we have to think about."

The former Barcelona man will certainly be hoping to silence his critics in the coming weeks as United next host Derby County in the Carabao Cup, before travelling to the London Stadium to face West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday.

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