Jose Mourinho speaks out over Lukaku and Sanchez’s Man Utd exits
Lukaku regularly netted for United when played as the club’s out-and-out striker.
But the Belgian lost his starting role to Marcus Rashford, forcing him to seek a move elsewhere.
“For West Bromwich Albion, for Everton, for United,” he told the Telegraph.
“In terms of Lukaku the move looks more like player ambition, player desire to change, than [the notion] he didn’t deliver anything for the club.”
Sanchez endured a trickier time at United, failing to show any of his previous solid form when an Arsenal player.
The Chilean suffered numerous injuries after his swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, which undoubtedly hampered his time.
And Mourinho believes Sanchez wasn’t happy during his time at the club.
“Sanchez… I felt him [to be] not a happy man,” he continued.
“And I think in every job you have when you are not happy it is not so easy to perform at every level. And maybe I am wrong.
“Maybe it was me who was not capable to get into him and to get the best out of him.
“As a manager sometimes you have the capacity to get the best out of the players and other times you are not successful in that approach.
“But the reality is that I always felt [of Sanchez], ‘a sad man’.
“So probably in Italy he will recover this. I hope he can.
“I always wish well to every player.”
Lukaku signed for Inter on a permanent basis during the summer.
But Sanchez could be back at United for another shot at first-team football next summer.