Alexis Sanchez has struggled to find his best form for Manchester United
Alexis Sanchez scored for Chile in their opening game at the Copa America but will he ever be able to rediscover his best form? Adam Bate gets the view from Chile on the possible reasons for Sanchez’s struggles at Manchester United and what might happen next…
Over in Chile, they were looking for a sign. Anything that might suggest Alexis Sanchez is capable of rediscovering his best form. Even a converted penalty in a warm-up game in Sao Paulo was being offered up as evidence of a return. So Sanchez’s performance in Chile’s 4-0 win over Japan in their Copa America opener was understandably well received.
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Just days earlier, he had not even been expected to start the game and admitted afterwards that for the past six weeks he had “felt worse than he ever had before” following knee and ankle problems towards the end of the Premier League season. But after suffering some stiffness in the first half, he recovered to provide an assist and score a goal after the break.