Manchester United players ripped into Alexis Sanchez at half time of their recent Champions League defeat to Sevilla according to one leading pundit.
The Chilean may have only arrived at Old Trafford just two months ago, but he has endured a torrid time since arriving from Arsenal in January.
He has scored just one goal in his 10 appearances for the Red Devil’s, and has been subject to criticism from all directions including the media and supporters. However, according to journalist Neil Ashton, he has been on the receiving of a rollicking from his new team mates too.
“A few of them got into his ribs at half-time during their Champions League defeat against Sevilla at Old Trafford,” said Ashton in his regular column.
“They were not happy with his failure to track back, his work-rate when United had lost the ball and his reluctance to put in a shift for a team-mate caught out of position.
“He was scalded during the break, with a few players serving up reminders that United’s standards are supposed to be higher than they ever were at Arsenal.
“Sanchez being Sanchez just shrugged his shoulders.
“The previous week, with United 2-0 down at Crystal Palace, he had another earful when he started waving his arms around in that familiar windmill motion.
“United’s players, struggling to meet Mourinho’s precise and exacting expectations, have worked out Sanchez.
“They have spotted that the type of runs he makes, the lung-busting sprints and darting twists and turns, are all made on his terms.
“United did not sign a team player.”
Following his dressing down from his teammates, Sanchez was left out of the next game against Brighton in the FA Cup, in what many have interpreted as a strong message from Jose Mourinho that he needs improvement.
You can read the full column at The Sun website