Alexis Sanchez demands more of himself
Chile international Alexis Sanchez admits that he has been disappointed with his form since he joined Manchester United in January.
The Chile international moved to Old Trafford in January in a swap deal which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move in the opposite direction, but the 29-year-old has scored just one goal in 10 appearances and was dropped for last weekend’s FA Cup quarter-final against Brighton.
“Because I demand a lot from myself, I was hoping for something better,” Sanchez said. “After my arrival at United, it was hard to change everything very quickly.
“The change of club was something that was very abrupt – it was the first time I have changed clubs in January – but many things have happened in my life that are difficult.”
The 29-year-old Alexis Sanchez scored 60 goals in 122 Premier League games during his time with Arsenal following his transfer to Emirates Stadium from Barcelona in the summer of 2014.
Chile, who failed to qualify for this year’s World Cup finals in Russia, play friendlies against Sweden on Saturday and Denmark three days later.
At a press conference on Wednesday, Sanchez admitted he considered pulling out of the Chile squad and only decided to join up with his teammates following a conversation with Manchester City’s Claudio Bravo.
Chile are 11/8 to beat Sweden while Manchester United can be backed at 9/4 to win the FA Cup this season. Jose Mourinho’s side face Tottenham at Wembley in the semi-finals on 21st April.
Sanchez is available at 8/5 to score at any time against Sweden.
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