Alexis Sanchez gives Chris Smalling a pep talk after his goal against Manchester City

Alexis Sanchez took Chris Smalling to one side after he put Manchester United ahead. (Sky Sports)

Alexis Sanchez showed no signs of being a subdued figure at Manchester United after delivering a pep talk to Chris Smalling during the win over Manchester City on Saturday.

Jose Mourinho’s side were staring down the barrel of a humiliating defeat as they were two goals down by half time and were lucky not to have been even further behind as Raheem Sterling missed two clear-cut chances.

But United staged a superb comeback in the second half as Paul Pogba struck twice before Smalling met Sanchez’s free-kick to steer the ball past… Read the full story

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