Alexis Sanchez has had it all kinds of difficult since joining Manchester United in January this year. The Chilean is a far cry from the pacy and dangerous forward he was at Arsenal, and he looks visibly flustered every time he gets the ball these days.
His former manager, Arsene Wenger, claims it is a lack of confidence that has resulted in Sanchez failing during his stint at United, but several sections of the Red Devils’ fanbase think he just doesn’t want to be there.
And what is perhaps most alarming is the fact that the South American doesn’t seem to be working particularly hard to get into the good books of people in and around Old Trafford.
The Times seem to suggest that Sanchez hasn’t got off on the right foot with his teammates at United, and that he only speaks to three players at the moment. The report claims that only Juan Mata, Romelu Lukaku, and David De Gea regularly speak with the 29-year-old.
It is a worrying prospect for United fans, considering their club pays the Chilean a hefty sum of wages every week, which is perhaps another reason why he has not endeared himself to his teammates in a hurry.
Reports also suggest that a lack of effort in perfecting the English language has alienated fellow players even more, and criticism of his manager’s tactics has made matters worse.
Sanchez’s agent has been in contact with other clubs for a potential move in January, considering the struggle it has been since joining United, but the sheer lack of commitment may not go away any time soon.
Though he did impress at certain stages of the game against Juventus midweek, Manchester United fans know that this isn’t what they signed up for when the announcement was made to bring the forward from Arsenal.