Alexis Sanchez’s time at Manchester United reached another low on Wednesday with a remarkably ineffectual substitute appearance against title contenders Manchester City.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer threw the Chilean international attacker on for Matteo Darmian in the 83rd minute of United’s 2-0 defeat by City to try and add more rhythm in the attacking play but Sanchez, only managed to touch the ball once in a total of 12 minutes on the pitch, including the five added on.
United supporters were left dismayed as the standard of Sanchez’s contribution made it out on to Twitter in the aftermath of their defeat.
‘Most expensive touch ever?’ one fan
wrote, while another was left to rue the overall position of United.
‘The state of this club,’ they wrote, as the reality of the defeat sank in.
Sanchez weekly pay
Sanchez has endured a torrid time at Old Trafford since arriving from Arsenal in January 2018 on wages in the region of £450,000 a week.
Alexis Goals in a united Jersey
He has only scored five times in all competitions since then, with three of those goals in the Premier League.
United’s defeat leaves them three points off fourth-placed Chelsea with three games remaining.
United host Chelsea at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.
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