When Alexis Sanchez signed in the January transfer window, the expectation was palpable. One of the most impressive and exciting players in the league, moving to a side that was in dire need of creativity and improvement. He was expected to make an instant impact – yet that’s yet to occur.
In 10 games so far, the Chilean has been a shadow of the ex-Arsenal star he one was. Despite being given the number 7 at United, a shirt number worn by many club legends, Sanchez appears to be closer to Angel di Maria than the more successful 7s in the history of the club.
Speaking when on international duty with Chile, the forward was brave enough to concede that his form has been, until now, lacking, at least according to quote from the Daily Mirror.
“Seeing as I demand a lot of myself, I expected something better,” the forward wrote.
“After my arrival at United, it was hard to change everything very quickly. I even hesitated to come here [to Sweden, with the national team].
“I had asked permission to miss these games and stay in England, but then I thought better and spoke with Claudio [Bravo] and told him that we should all be united.
“The change of club was something that was very abrupt – it was the first time I’ve changed clubs in January – but many things have happened in my life that are difficult.”