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Alexis Sanchez savages beatification process: “I do not believe in miracles”

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Alexis Sanchez has explained the turnaround at Manchester United by highlighting the changes made to Paul Pogba’s role in the club.

Pogba was frozen out at United under former manager Jose Mourinho because it appeared he simply could not be bothered to string more than two passes together, and seemed a few minutes away from simply sitting down on the pitch and having a cigarette.

Now however, he appears to have dramatically changed his approach, and the attacking attitude that interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has instilled at the club has brought about both a happier atmosphere, and a much more intelligent way of using Pogba’s skill and, probably, moderately sized ego.

“Paul Pogba is still young, but he is a great player, who has to be trusted in the team,” said Sanchez, in quotes on the Mirror.

”Now I see him far more involved in the team and he’s playing well.”

Sanchez also explained that the atmosphere at the club was now great, making that obvious by saying: “There’s a great atmosphere at the club.”

The Chilean international also confirmed that he would never speak about what happened in the dressing room either under Mourinho or Solskjaer: “About what happens inside the locker room, I never speak.

In an astonishing attack on the Pope and the beatification process, he launched a broadside at the concept of miracles: “People keep saying the way things have changed is like a ­miracle, but I do not believe in miracles.

”I only believe in work and more work – and that’s what we’ve done.”