However, there could be better news for United with Antonio Valencia and Michael Carrick both closing-in on their returns to action after taking part in full training while away with the squad in Dubai this week.
The latest reports indicate that Manchester City is cooling a bit in their interest for Sanchez, as they don't want to pay £20 million for a player that would be available on a free in the summer.
The fantastic opportunity for United to acquire Sanchez could be looming.More news: Markets Right Now: Banks, retailers lead stock gains
And, speaking during a recent interview, Mourinho refused to rule out selling the former Dortmund man in the current transfer window.
"My approach to players is that every player has a price, doesn't matter who he is, doesn't matter the level, doesn't matter the prestige, the status, I think every player has a price". I am not the kind of blind manager - blind in the sense that, this player is untouchable, he can never be sold.
With the January transfer window open, the Reds boss is being asked about possible signings every week by the media, while fans always eagerly await any news during this period and in the summer months.
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"I don't think any of the teams near the top - Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and ourselves - are thinking they can spend money this January to close the gap".
'But Mkhitaryan played the last match in the FA Cup against Derby.
Stoke will play their first match since the sacking of Mark Hughes, after losing their last three matches and scoring just one goal in that time, with coach Eddie Niedzwiecki expected to be in temporary charge.
United are said to have presented Arsenal with a bigger offer than City, and although Mourinho claims it was not in the club's plans to sign players in January, he acknowledged that fantastic opportunities are worth pursuing whenever they present themselves.More news: Signet Jewelers (SIG) Earns Daily News Impact Rating of 0.10
"He is our player and a very good player". So tomorrow training, then Sunday selected and Monday play'.