The 24-year-old England worldwide, who helped City win the Premier League title last term after joining from Everton in 2016, is nominally a centre-back.
"This is a big week for the club ahead of the visit of Spurs on the opening weekend, but I feel the Magpies can maintain their place in the top half of the division with the Toon Army having their part to play".
Meanwhile their neighbours and reigning champions, Manchester City, have only acquired Riyad Mahrez and Pep Guardiola has already mentioned that a player to back up Fernandinho would be more than welcome. Still, Mourinho has formidable options at his disposal.
Nevertheless, Sanchez is adamant that regardless of who starts the game, United's players will approach the game expecting to win.
On top of the quick turnaround from the World Cup, a shortened transfer window that closes 24 hours before the season kicks off has left many sides scrambling at the last minute to strengthen their squads. Therefore, he should be fresh and ready to influence the game if Paul Pogba does not start due to the Frenchman only just returning to the side. Nemanja Matic is out injured for now so the ball is in his court to display his dynamism.
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