It’s fair to say it’s been a bumpy start to life at Old Trafford for Alexis Sanchez after he made the decision to choose the red half of Manchester over the blue in January.
The Chilean superstar has only managed three goals for Jose Mourinho’s side since joining from Arsenal and he seems to be struggling to justify his eye-popping wages at the club.
Moving from one top club to another can be a difficult prospect for a player, something former Reds midfielder Paul Ince knows all too and he sat down with Paddy Power News to give us his take on Sanchez’s struggles.
Unsurprisingly, Ince feels that the reason the former Gunners’ star has failed to spark at United is down to the game plan implemented by the manager.
“When Alexis Sanchez first went to Manchester United, it was obvious he was going to a team that doesn’t suit the way he plays,” said Ince.
The style of play is completely different.
“I see people saying that he doesn’t try or doesn’t work hard enough, and I’m not having that. He works as hard as he can, but when the way you play just doesn’t fit into a team, what else can you do?”
Having had to make a few controversial transfer decisions to make in his time, Incey feels that the former Arsenal man might be even regretting his move to Old Trafford.
“Alexis Sanchez will regret not going to Manchester City. If he’d gone there, it would have been the absolute best move for him,” said the former Man United midfielder.
A side with free-flowing, attacking football, where you’re encouraged to get the ball forward.
“Instead he’s at Old Trafford, where both the football and the mood around the club is negative. I don’t think you can blame him for that atmosphere.
“He went to a team fraught with issues, and I wouldn’t be shocked if he was kicking himself for not only not going to Man City, but also for leaving Arsenal.
“It’s no surprise he’s not hit the ground running.”