Michael Owen admits Alexis Sanchez needs to impress in Man United v Liverpool FC

The Liverpool FC legend explains why Alexis Sanchez is facing a huge Manchester United game at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon

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

Michael Owen believes Manchester United’s home clash against Liverpool FC is a huge game for January signing Alexis Sanchez

The Chile international moved to Manchester United in a swap deal from bitter rivals Arsenal in the January transfer window as Henrikh Mkhitaryan sealed a switch to the Gunners as part of the same transfer.

Sanchez has only managed to score one goal in six appearances in the Premier League so far after the South American’s underwhelming start to life at the Manchester outfit under Jose Mourinho.

The Red Devils boss has struggled to find Sanchez’s best position in the Manchester United team given Romelu Lukaku has established himself as their first-choice striker at Old Trafford.

Sanchez will be hoping to line up against Liverpool FC in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon with second place up for grabs for the winner of the north-west derby.

Ex-Liverpool FC striker Owen explained why Sanchez is facing a huge game against Jurgen Klopp’s men at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

“I think this is a big game for Alexis Sanchez – who has hardly hit the ground running at Old Trafford – and Jose Mourinho who has only won one of his eight previous meetings with Klopp,” Owen told BetVictor.

“Sanchez has been one of the best players in the Premier League over the last three or four seasons, but his creativity has been blunted since he made the switch to Old Trafford and his honeymoon period is over. This is a good opportunity for the Chilean to win over the sceptics.”

Sanchez scored 24 goals in 38 games in the Premier League last season for Arsenal.

The South American won two FA Cup titles in three and a half seasons at the north London club following his £35m move from Barcelona in 2014.

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