Alexis Sanchez’s move from Arsenal to Manchester United was undoubtedly the major story of the recent January transfer window.
However, things have not gone to plan for the Chile international since his move to Old Trafford. The 29-year-old has put in a series of lacklustre displays for his new club and has only managed to score one goal in ten appearances.
It has even been reported this week that United chiefs are worried that they may have made a mistake signing Sanchez and that he may end up being a costly flop like Angel Di Maria.
Speaking to the Daily Mail former Gunners defender Martin Keown has revealed that he thinks Sanchez’s struggle are down to the fact he is not the main man at Old Trafford in the way he was at the Emirates.
“I have spoken before about how Sanchez was being overindulged at Arsenal.”
“At Manchester United he is just another member of the group and that is clearly affecting him.”
“I remember watching training once at Arsenal and Sanchez came in on his day off wanting to train.”
“I cannot imagine Jose Mourinho would take too well to that.”
“Sanchez has all the tools to succeed at Old Trafford. He just needs to get his head down and simplify his game a little bit.”
“He needs to start higher and wider and threaten defenders around the back as Marcus Rashford does, rather than cutting inside.” Keown said.