Manchester United attacker Alexis Sanchez has admitted he worries that he has been unable to produce his best form since moving to Old Trafford from Arsenal last January.
Chile international Sanchez was widely regarded as one of the best attacking players in Europe during his spells with Barcelona and Arsenal.
However, he has struggled badly since Manchester United made him the Premier League’s highest paid player just over a year ago, scoring just five times for the Red Devils, and generally the 30-year-old has looked a shadow of the player he once was.
Sanchez has revealed that United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not spent much time talking to him about his lack of form, but the talented attacker accepts that as an experienced player he is well aware of what is expected of him.
“He (Solskjaer) hasn’t spoken to me a great deal about what I have to do on the pitch, but I think I’m an experienced player and I think I know what I need to do and what I shouldn’t do,” Sanchez told the BBC.
“I’m a player that, if I’m not in contact with the ball, I lose that spark, and sometimes I want to play in every game. You’re in, you’re out, and I’m used to playing.
“It’s not an excuse because if I go on for 10, 20 minutes, I have to perform because that’s what I’m here for, to make a difference.
“I would like to have brought more joy to the club. Yes, it worries me because I believe in my abilities as a player, I want to show it.”
Manchester United face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge tomorrow night in the FA Cup, and with Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial out injured Sanchez will be hoping to get a chance to impress.