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Sanchez and Fred have struggled so far at Man United this season

Sanchez and Fred have struggled so far at Man United this season - Manchester United

Manchester United have been on top form of late under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but even still, a couple of players have struggled to catch the eye consistently over the course of the season.

Under Solskjaer’s guidance, key figures such as Paul Pogba, Victor Lindelof and Marcus Rashford have been revitalised and have played a pivotal role in helping United to fourth position in the Premier League, where they currently stand.

However, not all players have impressed as much as the aforementioned trio, some names have been unable to truly establish themselves in the side under either Jose Mourinho or Solskajer.

With that being said, it is these two players that have particularly struggled this season…

Alexis Sanchez

Having moved to Manchester over a year ago now, Sanchez is yet to find consistency in his performances for the Red Devils.

This season, he was not particularly impressive under Mourinho and now following a spell on the sidelines through injury and under new management, there have been signs that the performances of his former-self at Arsenal could be replicated, such as his part in the display at the Emirates Stadium in the FA Cup.

But on the whole, he has largely struggled this season to impact the side and force his way into a week-in-week-out spot in the starting 11.


Fred is another player who has struggled for consistency in a United shirt this season.

There were understandably high expectations to live up to with such a transfer fee when he arrived in the summer, however, he is clearly yet to fully convince Solskjaer on his ability to perform consistently, not just the fans.

The Brazillian has featured just five times under Solskjaer, with the most recent two including amounting to mixed fortunes as he was rather poor against Crystal Palace, before coming on against Southampton, looking lively and assisting the winner.

As of yet, he is yet to kickstart regular, impressive form for United or dominate the midfield week-in-week-out as he did so for Shakhtar Donetsk, his involvement in Romelu Lukaku’s goal against the Saints could be the boost he needs to push on now and display what everyone knows he is capable of.

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