Manchester United were able to brag about their brand new signing, Alexis Sanchez, during their most recent outing to Somerset in the FA Cup, where they faced League 2 side Yeovil Town.
As usual, the FA Cup encounter didn’t fail to entertain, and going into the half-time, the scoreline stood 1-0 to United courtesy of a late Marcus Rashford goal. The goal was the sole flaw from an otherwise strong home side.
But all eyes were on the new no. 7, Sanchez, who made the debut start despite several questioning his match fitness. Being deployed in the front three behind Rashford, the Chilean clearly played the role of a man around whom a team deserves to be built.
However, it would appear that not everyone shares this opinion, least of all the ever-ready for banter home fans. Apart from booing United’s new signing during the warmup, they were also notorious for a certain encounter during the half.
It would appear that when Sanchez was nearing the home fans, they screamed this out at him: “You dropped a tenner, Alexis.”
There lies the nature of the English game, where seemingly nothing is sacred, particularly not the Premier League’s highest paid player.
In fact, it would seem that this very attribute is what has gifted the Chilean with such comments. It is also in line with the generic brand of criticism being directed at him, with a desire for money being addressed as the reason behind his move to Old Trafford.
Written by Naveen Kelvin
A writer trying to craft the poetry within football. Purpose in life is to Make Good Art.