"I'm not asking you who did you speak to this morning or your last phone call".
Sanchez wouldn't be the first creative player Mourinho has failed to get the best out of.
Mourinho said some of his group looked upset after the West Ham defeat, but others did not "look like they lost a game" - a point he was pushed on and attempted to explain.
Manchester United are really struggling at the moment and this weekend's loss to West Ham leaves them in 10th place in the Premier League.
Things aren't looking great for Jose Mourinho right now, and it's not because the Lowry Hotel have spotted him bringing his own plate to the breakfast buffet to fit more on the plate. At his pre-match press conference yesterday, he would not confirm whether he has spoken to Ed Woodward, the United executive vice-chairman, or to Zinédine Zidane, reportedly a candidate to replace him, but he did hint that not every player appeared to share his anguish after their latest defeat.
The report claims that should United decide to stick with Mourinho for the remainder of the season, Pogba has privately vowed to seek a move away from Old Trafford in January. "Sometimes it can help but the most important is on the pitch". We're the ones who go on the pitch.
Nevertheless, Mourinho insisted: "I have no complaints with the players' attitude".
"I like that perspective but I don't agree totally".
Valencia are even lower in the La Liga table than United are in the Premier League and on current form would not ordinarily be regarded as hard opponents, though it is the wretched form recently shown by Tuesday's hosts that could be the greater factor in the contest. "I look at my team, whatever the other team is doing is not our stuff".
Paul Pogba has been directly involved in four of Manchester United's last six Champions League goals (two goals, two assists), including all three this season (two goals, one assist).
"For me if you talk in the dressing room it doesn't mean anything", said the Serb, who followed Mourinho from Chelsea to United.