‘The Alexis Sanchez renaissance!’: Manchester United fans hopeful Alexis Sanchez has turned a corner after forward scores his first goal in FIVE MONTHS for Chile in Copa America
- Alexis Sanchez has scored his first goal in 144 days for Chile against Japan
- Manchester United fans are hopeful the forward has found a run of form
- The Chilean only managed one Premier League goal in 20 games last season
Among Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s growing list of problems at Manchester United last season was the misfiring Alexis Sanchez.
He was brought in for big money, but only managed one Premier League goal in the 2018-19 season, compared to the impressive 24 he scored at Arsenal in 2016-17.
He had been on a serious drought, until he finally scored a goal for Chile in the Copa America against Japan, his first goal in 144 days.
Alexis Sanchez broke his goal drought, finally scoring his first goal in 144 days for Chile
Manchester United fans are hopeful that the forward has turned a corner and found his form
Manchester United fans are relieved, with some hoping he will soon be back to his best.
One fan tweeted: ‘The Alexis Sanchez renaissance!’
‘Guess who’s back, back again,’ said another, quoting Eminem with a GIF of Sanchez sliding on his knees in celebration.
‘Give him one more chance, he will shine,’ said one more fan, hoping that the Chilean will be given more opportunities to prove himself for Manchester United next season.
Perhaps it is wishful thinking from United fans, or perhaps Sanchez really has turned a corner.
Some would argue that his goal came late in a match which Chile were already winning 2-0 against a weaker opponent.
However, he did well to attack the ball and win the header for the goal, and he won the man of the match award after also registering an assist for the fourth goal.
‘So United just don’t play well enough,’ another fan commented. ‘We all know he’s so good. I don’t think we have a better forward than Sanchez at United. United just don’t have a consistent style of play.’