Manchester United legend Bryan Robson has said that he is hopeful that Alexis Sanchez will be sharper this season after a disappointing start to his Old Trafford career.
Sanchez made the move to Manchester United from Arsenal back in January, which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move in the opposite direction, and while much was expected from the Chilean, he has struggled to show his best form on a consistent basis.
The Man Utd number 7 started the Red Devils opening Premier League game against Leicester, but suffered a minor injury, and only returned to the starting lineup for last weekends victory over Burnley.
He has opted not to link up with the Chile National team during the current international break, much to the delight of Jose Mourinho, and former club captain Bryan Robson is hoping that the form he showed at Arsenal in the 2016/17 season finally returns.
“Sanchez is a top-class player. But we haven’t seen the best of him at Manchester United so far,” Robson said in quotes carried by the Daily Mail.
“But I’m sure he’ll get to the top of his game. This summer was the first summer he’s had off for several years, and that should do him good.
“Sometimes, though, when you have a free summer and a fair few weeks off, it can take a little bit more time to come back really sharp and to get into the season.
“These first few games of the season are maybe just what he needs to sharpen him up and then hopefully we’ll see the best of him for the rest of the season.”
United’s next game is against one of the three remaining teams with a 100% record to date, Watford.