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Man United train ahead of Alexis Sanchez's league debut

  • Manchester United back in training following FA Cup win over Yeovil on Friday
  • Alexis Sanchez trains with full squad ahead of his league debut with United
  • Paul Pogba and Co wrapped up during the cold Sunday morning training session
  • The Red Devils travel to Wembley as the face Tottenham on Wednesday

By Sam Mcevoy For Mailonline

Published: 08:59 EST, 28 January 2018 | Updated: 09:17 EST, 28 January 2018

Manchester United were back in training on Sunday morning as Alexis Sanchez looks ahead to his Premier League debut for the club on Wednesday.

Following their resounding FA Cup victory over Yeovil on Friday evening, the Red Devils returned to Carrington as Sanchez and Co now turn their attention to Tottenham in their midweek game at Wembley.

Despite the hectic start to life at Old Trafford, the former Arsenal winger looked happy as he and his new team-mates wrapped up for the training session.

New-boy Alexis Sanchez all smiles during Sunday morning's training session at Carrington
New-boy Alexis Sanchez all smiles during Sunday morning's training session at Carrington

New-boy Alexis Sanchez all smiles during Sunday morning's training session at Carrington

David de Gea (left), Paul Pogba (centre) and Joel Pereira (right) all wrap up for their training session on a chilly Sunday morning
David de Gea (left), Paul Pogba (centre) and Joel Pereira (right) all wrap up for their training session on a chilly Sunday morning

David de Gea (left), Paul Pogba (centre) and Joel Pereira (right) all wrap up for their training session on a chilly Sunday morning

United's in-form forward Jesse Lingard strikes a pose as Nemanja Matic looks on from behind
United's in-form forward Jesse Lingard strikes a pose as Nemanja Matic looks on from behind

United's in-form forward Jesse Lingard strikes a pose as Nemanja Matic looks on from behind

Juan Mata (right) leads a training drill as Luke Shaw (right centre), Marcus Rashford (left centre) and Sanchez (left) all follow
Juan Mata (right) leads a training drill as Luke Shaw (right centre), Marcus Rashford (left centre) and Sanchez (left) all follow

Juan Mata (right) leads a training drill as Luke Shaw (right centre), Marcus Rashford (left centre) and Sanchez (left) all follow

The Chilean forward made an instant impact during his first appearance for United, after setting up both Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera to score in the club's 4-1 win at Huish Park.

Jose Mourinho heaped praise on the 29-year-old following their cup win over the League Two side. 

'He was cheap, wasn't he?' said Mourinho. 'A free transfer! He was free. For that price, he is fantastic. I think everyone thinks the same in this country.

'I think everyone has to agree that he is a fantastic player. He has great quality and scores goals, makes assists, has a good attitude when the team loses the ball, he's good at set pieces. I think really he is one of the best attacking players in the world.' 

United's No 1 dons a beanie as he's put through his paces ahead of their game against Spurs
United's No 1 dons a beanie as he's put through his paces ahead of their game against Spurs

United's No 1 dons a beanie as he's put through his paces ahead of their game against Spurs

Jose Mourinho oversees his players train ahead of United's big game against Spurs in midweek
Jose Mourinho oversees his players train ahead of United's big game against Spurs in midweek

Jose Mourinho oversees his players train ahead of United's big game against Spurs in midweek

Ashley Young (R) walks out with United's new No 7 on a cold winter morning in Manchester
Ashley Young (R) walks out with United's new No 7 on a cold winter morning in Manchester

Ashley Young (R) walks out with United's new No 7 on a cold winter morning in Manchester

Despite Sanchez's debut, Jesse Lingard continued his fine run-of-form after scoring a fantastic solo effort, which could give Mourinho a bit of a selection headache. 

The 55-year-old fielded a young squad in their fourth-round FA Cup tie on Friday which will allow the Portuguese boss to field a strong side against Spurs.

United remain 12 points behind their local rivals and league leaders Manchester City going into their game on Wednesday. 

Shaw (L) could start for United on Wednesday while Mata (R) is expected to start on the bench
Shaw (L) could start for United on Wednesday while Mata (R) is expected to start on the bench

Shaw (L) could start for United on Wednesday while Mata (R) is expected to start on the bench

Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku wrapped up the scoring against Yeovil with a 93rd-minute goal
Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku wrapped up the scoring against Yeovil with a 93rd-minute goal

Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku wrapped up the scoring against Yeovil with a 93rd-minute goal

United's first-team warm up with a routine training exercise on Sunday morning
United's first-team warm up with a routine training exercise on Sunday morning

United's first-team warm up with a routine training exercise on Sunday morning

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