Life at Manchester United threatens to be a short-lived one for Alexis Sanchez.
The Chilean has lost his position in the starting XI, only starting from the bench under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Even the Norwegian manager has admitted at not being able to help Sanchez, who according to him, needs to sort out his own problems.
Solskjaer is correct. The former Barcelona man has never looked comfortable playing for United, always trying to go for the extraordinary to win over the fans. In turn, he ends up making mistakes and incurred their wrath.
Indeed, with Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard recovering from injuries, the game against Liverpool could be key towards saving his career.
After being benched on Monday night, Alexis could be handed a rare start against Liverpool. He possesses the pedigree to cause big problems for Trent Alexander-Arnold but needs to prove it on Super Sunday. The Chilean gave a decent effort against Chelsea after coming on, showing lots of energy, though there wasn’t enough end product.
However, one stark moment showed everything wrong with him. In a late counter-attack, rather than trying to beat his man and take a shot, Sanchez tried to lay the ball to Andreas Perreira, frustrating fans. He needs to find back his confidence and try to run at defences to score goals, rather than setting them up.
The Red Devils have much creativity in others and need Sanchez to plough in goals. Scoring to dent Liverpool’s title hopes can be the best way to win over United fans and reaffirm his status at United.