Manchester United Need To Dump Alexis Sanchez!

Alexis Sanchez’s time at Manchester United has been nothing short of dreadful since his arrival in January.

The Chilean has made little to no impact during his spell at Old Trafford. He looks lost as a Red Devil!

At Arsenal, Sanchez was a big cheese. When he had fire in his belly, the international forward could be a difference maker. He had energy, creativity and determination.

At Man United it’s as if the attacker has lost his passion for the game and doesn’t seem to understand what’s needed from him.

United boss Jose Mourinho gave the former FC Barcelona man time to settle in but even the Portuguese gaffer seems to have run out of patience. Jose has even moved Alexis around to try and fit him in and get some form out of him but nothing seems to work.

It was thought that Sanchez needed to move on from The Gunners to show that he’s still a top class forward, yet that hasn’t happened. It was thought that the Chilean maestro needed a rest and to get a full preseason under his belt, he got that and it’s not made any lasting difference. He still isn’t showing the same desire that he showed a few seasons back.

The number seven jersey seems to weigh Alexis down.

He’s made nine Premier League appearances this season and four of those have come from the bench. He has also made two starts in the Champions League. The twenty-nine year old has only scored once in the league and he’s also managed to create two assists. His passing stats haven’t been that great either, he’s only averaging 74% with his passing success rate.

He was brought in to help out Romelu Lukaku and to give added experience to the frontline, yet he’s not been able to do that. In fact, he’s got more yellow cards than goals to his name so far this term!

Sanchez prefers to play on the lefthand side but in all honesty French youngster Anthony Martial has been far superior in that position. Other forwards fighting Alexis for a place in the team are Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard and those English internationalists give the team much more in the way of effort.

Earlier in the year, Man United legend Paul Scholes pointedly said that he felt Alexis was poor signing:

“I never saw him as a United player. I saw him as a bit selfish, someone who played for himself sometimes.”

“I didn’t think he was a player that we needed, especially for that type of money.”

The Alexis Sanchez signing was meant to galvanise the Man United team and it’s done the complete opposite. On the park he’s become a passenger and off the field the forward has been an unwanted cause of friction as real stars of the United team look at his costly £35ok a week wage and want the same.

If I were Manchester United I’d be looking to sell the Chilean attacker ASAP and hope someone in China, PSG, Juventus or Real Madrid want to take a punt on the former live-wire!

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