Alexis Sanchez is getting a fair amount of stick from football fans on social media for his decision to leave Arsenal, as nothing seems to have gone right for the Chilean since then.
On Monday night, Sanchez and Manchester United slipped to an embarrassing 3-0 home defeat against Tottenham Hotspur. It was their second loss of the season, and means they’ve now fallen below Arsenal in the table, despite the Gunners having already played the league champions and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal fans, and Premier League fans in general, were keen to point out Sanchez’s continued failures with his new club, after he forced his way out of the Emirates in January.
Manchester United have not been the same since Alexis Sanchez played that Piano in January.
— Mr. Jack Robinson (@jackdre02) August 27, 2018
“I came to United to win everything” -Alexis Sanchez 2018
— Arsenal MIA Podcast (@305Cast) August 27, 2018
Alexis Sanchez has played 24 games for United, scoring 2 and assisting 2. Here is his best performance. pic.twitter.com/cL7rSGBi6N
— ODi (@Damnbele) August 27, 2018
Here’s a grown up tweet: Spurs proving tonight that it’s better to sign no one than sign poorly. United, with Sanchez as an exemplar, are the opposite
— John O'Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) August 27, 2018
For me #ManUtd played well in the first half but there were signs…Lukaku missing open goals Pogba woeful. Both of them and Sanchez are expensive misfits at United in my opinion
— George Galloway (@georgegalloway) August 27, 2018
Many caught onto the fact that even Arsenal full-back Nacho Monreal has more goals than the Chilean this year.
Goals in 2018:
Alexis Sanchez: 3
Nacho Monreal: 6 pic.twitter.com/WfyyR8n80f
— Ahmed (@Ahmed91Gooner) August 27, 2018
It’s hard to spin Sanchez’s time with United so far in a positive light. He’s only scored two Premier League goals, against Swansea and Huddersfield, and one of those was a penalty rebound. It’s reached the point where he’s on the bench in big games, and comes on to zero effect when his team need him.
From the way things are going right now, it’ll be a while until Sanchez even wins one trophy in Manchester, let alone all of them.