Alexis Sanchez’s career has been a disappointment so far in a red shirt. On January of 2018 when it was announced that the Chilean striker was coming to Old Trafford in an exchange deal with Henrik Mkhitaryan going to Arsenal many United fans were excited. Sanchez was arguably the best player at Arsenal especially in his last two years there. He won titles and personal awards with them. But unfortunately his career at United has been blighted by injuries and an inconsistent form.
Now its understandable when you’re out several weeks or a few months with injuries it usually takes a while before you start rekindling your form again. Another thing that the Chilean complained about was when Jose Mourinho played him on the left-wing or another position on the field Sanchez, said that killed his creativity. Also Mourinho didn’t give him the freedom to roam around the box. So this certainly inhibited his ability to improve his form.
Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became the coach Sanchez has had the same bad fortune being injured again. He limped off with a knee injury against Southampton in a league game back in early March. He’s supposed to be out for 4-6 weeks. It has been a series of bad luck with injuries that has affected his form ever since he came to Old Trafford.
Until he starts showing that he can overcome his injuries and his form improves then it would be difficult to justify the club continuing to pay his salary. This summer could be a crossroads for Sanchez on whether he stays or he goes elsewhere.