Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho puts Alexis Sanchez new locker next to Marcus Rashford to help strike up partnership

MANCHESTER UNITED boss Jose Mourinho has put Alexis Sanchez's new locker next to Marcus Rashford – to help them strike up a partnership.

The United boss wants the Chilean star to help mentor the England ace, 19, following his arrival from Arsenal this week.

He believes the ex-Barcelona winger can guide Rashford with his wealth of experience at the top level.

An Old Trafford insider said: "The gaffer is always looking for an edge. Jose likes players of all ages to be able to mix.

"It doesn’t seem a coincidence that Alexis’ new locker is right in the middle of the where Marcus and Jesse Lingard sit.

"There is also a feeling behind the scenes that Alexis can now take Rashford to another level.

"Alexis is already involved in all the banter and he bounces around the place. He's settling in really well here."

Sanchez joined on Monday in a straight swap deal for Henrikh Mkhitaryan with the Gunners.

The 29-year-old has become the highest paid player in Premier League history with a £505,000-a-week deal.

He made his united debut on Friday night in a 4-0 FA Cup fourth-round win at League Two side Yeovil.

Rashford scored in the match, and is looking to prove to Mourinho he is worthy of a place in the starting eleven.

Meanwhile, it emerged earlier this week Paul Pogba does not have a pay parity clause in his Red Devils' contract.” target=”_blank” title=”Click to share on Twitter

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