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3 Reasons why Sanchez will shine under Solksjaer

Jidonu Mauyon
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29 Jan 2019, 10:45 IST

Manchester United superstar - Alexis Sanchez
Manchester United superstar - Alexis Sanchez

One of the most reputed attackers in the English Premier League, Chilean superstar Alexis Sanchez left Arsenal for Manchester United during the winter of 2018.

After spending four years at the Emirates Stadium, the winger decided to take on a fresh challenge in his career, departing the Gunners to switch to the Old Trafford in a swap deal that also saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the other direction.

Much was expected of the talented attacker following his move to Manchester but the former Barcelona forward struggled in his first season with the Red Devils, recording a below-par two goals and three assists to his name in 15 appearances across all competitions - with many pointing to Jose Mourinho's defensive tactics as the major reason behind Sanchez's early struggles at the club.

With the Portuguese now dismissed and former United striker Ole Gunnar Solksjaer now appointed as the caretaker manager, Alexis now has the opportunity to turn this around at the Old Trafford and below are three reasons why the Chilean will shine in his second spell under the Norwegian.

#3 A point to prove

The attacker is keen to prove a point this season
The attacker is keen to prove a point this season

After failing to live up to the expectations that accompanied his transfer to Manchester United and falling under intense criticism, Alexis Sanchez knows more than everyone else that he needs to step up and prove himself at the Old Trafford, especially now that Jose Mourinho cannot be used as an excuse anymore.

His performances have improved dramatically during the past few weeks and the Chilean superstar proved a point against his former side Arsenal on Friday, scoring the opener as Manchester United defeated the Gunners 3-1 in a crucial FA Cup fixture at the Emirates Stadium.

Moreover, his coach, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer recently praised his attitude during training which suggests that he is actually determined to turn things around, and with such solid determination, the forward will definitely have his good times this season.

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