Paul Merson: Man United star looks ‘lost’ at Old Trafford
Paul Merson gives his take on Alexis Sanchez's situation at Manchester United since his move from Arsenal
Paul Merson believes that Alexis Sanchez looks “lost” at Manchester United this season.
The Chile international has been settling into life at Old Trafford after having arrived at the club from Arsenal in the January transfer window last year.
However, the 30-year-old has struggled to make much of an impact since his switch to Manchester United and has failed to find consistent form with the Red Devils.
Sanchez, who is currently sidelined with an injury, has scored one goal and made three assists in 17 Premier League games this season – but he has only started eight of those.
He has made a total of 24 appearances this term but his form has not been consistent.
And former Arsenal star Merson has now given his take on Sanchez’s situation after his struggles for form at Manchester United.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Merson said: “He looks lost at the moment. When you sign for Man United, you have to hit the ground running because if you fall behind, it is very hard to turn it around.
“It is a massive football club and I just don’t see that sparkle in his eye at the moment.
“He played like a little kid when he was at Arsenal – with enthusiasm and like every game was a dream come true to be playing. He played like he was going to work his absolute socks off and give everything because it might be his last game. I don’t see that at United at the moment.
“He was the top man at Arsenal and it made a difference. He was the star man and everything went through him.
“If he gave the ball away, it didn’t matter because he would be playing next week. Then he goes to a club like United where if you have two bad games, you’re on the bench.
“He finds it hard and I think Manchester City would have suited him a lot better than United does.”
Manchester United will travel to Arsenal to take on the Gunners in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon as they look to continue their fine form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The north London side know that a win would move them above the Red Devils in the Premier League table as the race for Champions League qualification hots up.