5 reasons why Mourinho must drop Sanchez for the Manchester United vs Liverpool game
Alexis Sanchez is not at his best and must drop to the bench when Manchester United faces Liverpool on Saturday.
The race for who finishes in second-place in the Premier League will definitely go down to the wire, but on Saturday Manchester United and Liverpool have the chance to stake a claim.
In a rivalry that has spanned decades, the history between these two clubs cannot be understated as it goes a long way back.
This week’s fixture may not compare with some of the most iconic and memorable matches between the Red Devils and the Anfield side, but it qualifies as one that will see some of the most exciting talents on display.
The likes of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Saido Mane will be leading the attack on Liverpool whiles Man United will also look towards Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, and Alexis Sanchez.
However, whereas Liverpool is certain of the influence of their attacking trident, United would struggle to do same.
The case of Sanchez is one that many Red Devils fans find very difficult to understand with the Chilean struggling to adapt to life at Old Trafford.
The former Arsenal forward has amazing talent but his performances since moving to Man United have been nothing short of appalling.
Below are the five reasons why Sanchez must be dropped from the Liverpool game this weekend.
#5 He has a poor record against Liverpool
Sanchez often struggles when playing against Liverpool.
In seven games against the Reds, the Chilean forward has netted just twice. Unfortunately, the Liverpool side that United will be facing on Saturday is very organised and it will be very difficult for Sanchez to have his way.
It is not like the former Barcelona attacker has been that influential since arriving at Man United.
Against Tottenham Hotspur, he had one of his worst games ever. And even when Jose Mourinho’s side defeated Chelsea two weeks ago, it was the influence of other players rather than the impact Sanchez had on the side.
His recent struggles mean there is a likelihood his poor record against Liverpool would continue if he is named in the starting line-up.