Rio Ferdinand: What I really think about Alexis Sanchez at Man United

The Man United legend is disappointed with Alexis Sanchez's start to life at Old Trafford

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Man United striker Alexis Sanchez Photo: MUTV

Rio Ferdinand has suggested that Alexis Sanchez looks like a stranger in the Manchester United team.

The Red Devils signed the Chile international in a swap deal from Arsenal in the January transfer window after Henrikh Mkhitaryan made the switch to the north London side in the opposite direction.

Manchester United handed Sanchez their biggest contract after the South American put pen to paper on a £350,000-a-week deal at Old Trafford to eclipse Paul Pogba as the club’s top earner.

The 29-year-old forward has only managed to score one goal in 10 appearances in all competitions in the current campaign following his lucrative move to Manchester United from Arsenal.

Sanchez was muted during Manchester United’s 2-1 loss to Sevilla in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash at Old Trafford following two goals from Wissam Ben Yedder in the final 16 minutes.

The Chilean forward scored 24 goals in 38 games in the Premier League last term to finish behind Tottenham striker Harry Kane and Sanchez’s team-mate Romelu Lukaku in the goal-scoring charts.

Former Manchester United defender Ferdinand believes Sanchez is struggling to adjust to life at Old Trafford following his January move.

“Alexis Sanchez just looks like a shadow of the player he was,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.

“When it was at Arsenal, he was the player that everyone looked to for inspiration.

“Here, he just looks like a stranger in this team. When you go to a new team, you don’t lose all your talent. In some ways I feel sorry for him, but it just isn’t going for him.”

Manchester United only signed Sanchez in the January transfer window.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

ATP Finals 2018
The Sport Review
Nitto ATP Finals 2018: Federer surges through Thiem to keep hopes alive in London
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
The Sport Review
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
The Sport Review
Eden Hazard names former Chelsea FC star key to Stamford Bridge transfer
ATP Finals 2018
The Sport Review
Nitto ATP Finals 2018: Cilic battles past Isner; boosts Djokovic into semis
The Sport Review
Agent: Mesut Ozil rejected ‘crazy’ offers to stay at Arsenal