Alexis Sanchez was reinstated into the Manchester United starting XI tonight but the Chilean attacker really struggled to make any sort of impact on proceedings – leading to a barrage of abuse from the club’s supporters.
Sanchez was left out of the team which lost 3-1 at West Ham United on Saturday, but with Jose Mourinho under severe pressure to keep his job at Old Trafford, the former Arsenal striker was recalled for this evening’s visit of Valencia in the Champions League.
In the end, United were held to an underwhelming 0-0 draw, with their attackers unable to carve open the Spaniards’ defence – and Sanchez has been fingered as one of the chief culprits by fans.
When he arrived at the Red Devils back in January, everyone expected to see the player that was a fan favourite in North London but Sanchez looks a shadow of the world class player who turned out for the Gunners.
Mourinho subbed Sanchez for Anthony Martial with nine minutes remaining and the reaction to his display on Twitter was pretty predictable:
Alexis Sanchez goes off, and by lord, that might be one of the worst performances I’ve seen from a professional footballer in quite a long time.
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) October 2, 2018
— David Hughes (@itsdavidhughes) October 2, 2018
How did Sanchez become this bad ?
— Mubarak Awwal (@Mubzz__) October 2, 2018
Sanchez has been a massive flop. He’s abysmal
— Mäsön (@FtblMason) October 2, 2018
Eric Djemba Djemba > Sanchez
— Betty🌻 (@contrxdiction91) October 2, 2018
Sanchez at United has been so underwhelming.
— Bernard Dayo (@BernardDayo) October 2, 2018
Sanchez just looks a shadow of the player he was at barca and arsenal
— Joseph (@josephduffy81) October 2, 2018
Alexis Sanchez is a bigger flop than Andy Carrol
— Marcus (@xmalone99) October 2, 2018
Be shocked if Sanchez is still at United next season. Haven't seen such a dramatic decline since Torres left Liverpool.
— Matthew Clarke (@MattyClarke14) October 2, 2018
@Alexis_Sanchez walking off at 0-0 with ten to play just about sums him up at United.
— Chris Stokes (@stokesc5) October 2, 2018
Sanchez is stealing a living.
— 1 MANUEL🇺🇬 (@Emmanuel_Waniay) October 2, 2018
Wait how much is sanchez on again 500k a week? 😂
— ⚫️ (@2rich2flyy) October 2, 2018
Alexis Sanchez's confidence is far gone. Man is spineless. 😭
— Kofi Wiredu™ (@Wiredu_) October 2, 2018
How is Sanchez THIS bad???
— Shan (@Shannxo) October 2, 2018
The best piece of play we’ve seen from Alexis Sanchez in a Man Utd shirt since joining was on the piano
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) October 2, 2018
Just why is Sanchez playing so poorly for United?
What do you think?