At Arsenal, he was just a young lad who outperformed everyone and carried the game on his shoulders. But now, he has this huge pay package on his back and with that comes certain expectations about the player from both the fans and the team. The manager, however, feels that we can only see the best performance from the lad next season when his position has been finalized. At Manchester United right now, we have a unique problem, with too many talented players who covet the same left wing. Marital and Rashford have been competing for the position since before Alexis entered the picture. Alexis is at his most natural playing from the left and creating chances into the center or he needs to be played in the center to convert opportunities into goals, something that is carried out by only Lukaku at this juncture.Morever the Chilean reportedly eats alone and doesn’t social with his teammates. According to the former Arsenal coach and Irish International – Liam Brady, Sanchez is one of those players who does his own thing. It’s not a big surprise that he doesn’t play well with his teammates.
‘As I am self-demanding, I expected something better,’ he said. ‘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.’
He could be played alongside Pogba and McTominay, whom the manager had praised after United drew Sevilla in the first leg of their Champions Leauge draw. The problem with United, for now, is that they have no reliable right winger or center forward who can assist either Lukaku or Pogba. The team has to rely on the guile and imagination of Pogba to create opportunities. All eyes are now on the manager to figure out what he wants to do next and how best can he accommodate his new shiny toy of £650,000 a week so that he actually starts doing what he is being massively paid to do.
Alexis’s best position @ Arsenal was playing centrally as a No10 or CF. My view is United would be best served with a front four of LW – Rashford/Martial, AM – Sanchez, CF – Lukaku, RW – Mata/Lingard. Alternatively, play 2 upfront (Rom+ Rash) with Alexis in the hole + wingbacks.— Grant Robbins (@GeeMan_97) March 22, 2018