Paul Merson reveals the two reasons Alexis Sanchez has flopped at Manchester United

first_imgAlexis Sanchez continues to struggle at Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Paul Merson says Alexis Sanchez has under-performed at Manchester United because of a loss of hunger and confidence.Chile international Sanchez, who joined United from Arsenal in January 2018, has endured a poor season at Old Trafford, contributing just two goals.A number of players look rejuvenated under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but Sanchez has continued to struggle.Asked to explain Sanchez’s dip in form, Arsenal hero Merson told Sky Sports: ‘I hope we see the old Sanchez, but I don’t see the confidence or the hunger in his eyes anymore.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘The first thought that used to come to mind when you mentioned Alexis Sanchez was that he worked his socks off, he put a shift in.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘For the quality he possesses as a player, he works as hard as anyone, but I don’t see that anymore.‘Sanchez has lost that hunger and it’s a shame. It’s sad because he was good.’Asked if Sanchez was in danger of becoming Manchester United’s version of Mesut Ozil – a high-paid player underperforming – Charlie Nicholas added: ‘It pains people to watch. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 17 Feb 2019 4:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link624Shares Comment Advertisement Chelsea v Man Utd: Gianfranco Zola previews FA Cup tieTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 12:08FullscreenChelsea v Man Utd: Gianfranco Zola previews FA Cup tiehttps://metro.co.uk/video/chelsea-v-man-utd-gianfranco-zola-previews-fa-cup-tie-1864186/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘He was a street fighter, a warrior, with talent. He will have an occasional burst of games but never as consistent as what he’s been in the past.’Sanchez, meanwhile, admits he is ‘worried’ about his form, telling BBC Sport: ‘I would like to have brought more joy to the club.‘Yes, it worries me because I believe in my abilities as a player, I want to show it.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I don’t know how people see me, but football is what I’ve loved from being a kid and it’s my passion.’Manchester United face Chelsea in the FA Cup on Monday evening.Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is under intense scrutiny at Stamford Bridge following last weekend’s 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City.MORE: Arsene Wenger reacts to Aaron Ramsey leaving Arsenal to join Juventus Paul Merson reveals the two reasons Alexis Sanchez has flopped at Manchester United Advertisementlast_img

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