Man United fans are almost unanimous in their admission that signing Alexis Sanchez may just be the worst transfer decision that their club has made.
The Chilean forward has not proven to be the no.7 that Old Trafford has badly required as his poor form has failed to provide the creative impact that he was expected to bring from Arsenal.
To complicate matters further the ridiculously high wages he makes on a weekly basis has complicated the entire wage structure in United’s roster with other top performers also seeking parity with that kind of wage package.
It has been a recurring plea from fans to sell the former Barcelona forward and end their misery once and for all. However, a recent game seems to have changed the hearts of a few supporters.
Chile faced off against Japan in the Copa America and Alexis Sanchez was on fire for the entirety of the game. In addition to scoring and assisting in the 4-0 encounter, Sanchez succeeded in being an all-round threat to the defenders.
His crosses and adept forward runs were nothing like the mediocre performances that he has been displaying at United.
As expected, many supporters were dumbstruck at just how well the forward was playing. More than one lamented the fact that such showings aren’t displayed in a Red Devils jersey.
Alexis Sánchez is subbed off to massive applause from the Chilean crowd, as Mauricio Isla gestures to them to applaud their legendary no. 7. He has had a solid game, in fairness.
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) June 18, 2019
Alexis Sanchez last night ended a 144-day wait for a goal for club/country as Chile beat Japan at the Copa America. The final is the same day as #MUFC fly to Australia for the tour, so it could well be a disrupted pre-season for the forward
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) June 18, 2019
A decent amount of supporters now feel that if this kind of display is consistently put up during the Copa America, United ought to consider giving Sanchez another chance at redemption and not sell him entirely.
However, there are still those who have lost hope in him and feel that he must be sold regardless as the wage jeopardy his contract has brought on is one that the club cannot sustain for the long-run. Will Sanchez return to Old Trafford in August?