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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

What Now For Alexis Sanchez At Manchester United?



It wouldn't be a surprise to many if Alexis Sanchez is to depart Manchester United at the end of the season but the question still remains if Sanchez was cursed before his transfer to Old Trafford.

Footballers falls spectacularly but the case of Alexis in United shirt is what everyone haven't understood because we all know he is a class and a beast.

The stats even speak for themselves. In the 166 matches he played for the Gunners, he scored 80 goals and assisted a further 45. In other words, he was directly involved in a goal in 3 out of 4 matches he played. In his last full season at Arsenal, he ended up scoring 30 goals across competitions – a career best for him but he has been a forgotten man at Old Trafford and that must have motivated United to push hard in snatching him away from their noisy neighbours.

When United signed Sanchez, everyone was shocked at how Mourinho managed to stole the Chilean from their fierce rivals City but it's a deal no United fans would never forget as the former Barcelona and Arsenal man have flopped in spectacular fashion.

He is already being mentioned alongside Angel Di Maria -- another high-profile signing seen as a sure thing when he was signed from Madrid by Van Gaal -- as a victim of United's "cursed" No. 7. Since Cristiano Ronaldo bagged 118 goals in 292 games in the shirt between 2003 and 2009, Sanchez, Di Maria, Michael Owen, Antonio Valencia and Memphis Depay have combined to score 33 goals in 202 games over almost a decade.

With Lukaku and Martial out against Huddersfield respectively, Alexis Sanchez was presented with a chance at least to prove a point in their absence but his old problem continued. Making just his fourth Prem start this term partnered Marcus Rashford in attack with Juan Mata in the No10 role.

After the game, United coach Solskjaer was quizzed specifically about Sanchez after the game and was asked if the Chilean, who was hooked in the second half for 19-year-old Tahith Chong will play for United again.

The United boss refused to clear up the South American’s future but issued a serious warning to his underperforming side who have won just two out of their last eleven games.
I can’t talk about individuals now but there’s a chance you’ve seen the last of players anyway. 
There’s always a chance it’s a last time but I wouldn’t say that about any individual now, I don’t think that’s fair. 
Today wasn’t one individual that was disappointing, it was the whole team.

This has not been the first time Solskjaer spoked about the Chilean situation. The reality is the fact that he has lost faith in his player and there is no doubt Alexis would be allowed to go. He hasn’t held back on his disappointment with Sánchez’s form. He recently stated that he could do nothing to help the Chilean and the onus of finding form lay with the player himself.

Speaking at a press conference last night, Solskjaer reiterated his stand and further added that he wasn’t “100 per cent sure” if Sánchez would ever regain his lost form.

Unfortunately, with every passing game, irrespective of whether he plays or not, it seems that Alexis Sánchez’s time at Manchester United is coming to an end. Though some would argue that it never started.

Sanchez is likely to be the biggest victim of the mass clear out with the club looking for a means to get his weekly wages of 500,000 pounds out.\

Before his signing, Alexis was the guy that Arsenal needed. Energetic, passionate, incredibly skillful, and tenacious, he is the right guy for Arsenal who didn’t have that kind of player frt a long time. Him and later Ozil became the key guy at Arsenal in his first three seasons, and memorably topped the 2015/16 PL before the routine disastrous second half happened.

He is a one of a kind player. He could score you goals, he could rack up assists, mesmerizing your opponents by his skills, and presses your opponents like no other.

But after the contract saga, he looked different. He became worse and even a liability, too. He became so inconsistent, moans, throws tantrums, and having bust ups with his teammates.

In Manchester United, he actually shows great displays in his first matches, but after that his form just dipped. It wasn’t the same Alexis that we have seen before. It became even worse when Mourinho lost the dressing room. In my opinion, he is a big failure until he could fix his performance by a new manager.

Even if he's been cursed, this Alexis situation must have thought United hierarchy some lessons that not all things that glitters is gold. Sanchez might for sure have played well both at Barcelona and Arsenal but he would never be forgotten as the biggest flop ever to play at Old Trafford.

He wouldn't be out of suitors for sure with the MLS an option to consider and exiting United would also be a good step if he is to revitalize his career.

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