The former Arsenal man was picked to start the Red Devils’ Champions League last-16 second-leg this evening at Old Trafford against Spanish cracks Sevilla, with fans going into the tie hoping to finally see the best of a player who has undoubtedly proved himself to be world class over the past three seasons.
But the first-half proved to be rather fruitless – for both United and Sanchez.
Mourinho’s side put in a typically pragmatic performance in-front of their frustrated fans, and Sanchez failed to really find any space to provide the creative spark we all know he possesses.
A mere glance at social media shows that Sanchez’s struggle for form is definitely being noticed by onlookers watching at home:
You wouldn’t think that we have Alexis Sanchez on the pitch
— THE POWER MUFC 🇾🇪 (@EamonnPower23) March 13, 2018
Can’t remember last time Sanchez had a touch in the box ?
— Thegorf (@RichardHeaton8) March 13, 2018
Is the world class Sanchez playing ?
— barry foskett (@FoskettBarry) March 13, 2018
Jose Mourinho has killed Alexis Sanchez 😂😂😂
— POGBOOM! (@ALii_NaQvii) March 13, 2018
And Alexis Sanchez has been nothing but a shadow of his former self in Manchester United jersey. Like, how many games does he really need to hit the ground running? #FanLiveNG
— Seun Oreks (@SeunOreks) March 13, 2018
I want to see the Sanchez that can single handedly destroy teams with his pace and skill. #MUFC
— Lewis Allen (@lallen125) March 13, 2018
What exactly is Sanchez doing other than wasting that left flank.
— Gregory house 🏠 (@NikVeda) March 13, 2018
Has Sanchez been near the ball yet? #MUFC
— Kim (@Kimbanor) March 13, 2018
What is the point of Sanchez on this field???
— Norville Rodgers (@ThatBloodyURKEL) March 13, 2018
Sanchez is terrible again #MANSEV
— Seamus Duke (@SeamusDuke) March 13, 2018
What exactly is Sanchez role ?
— Dez (@Dez24705403) March 13, 2018
Of course, he needs time to bed into his new surroundings, but are fans right to get on his back?
What do you think?