Manchester United produced a stunning second half comeback on Saturday to prevent rivals Manchester City winning the title at their expense, winning 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium.
In a much hyped English Premier League encounter, the pressure was on United to prevent their supporters suffering more heartbreak than necessary this season by conceding the title race in a head-to-head match with Pep Guardiola’s outfit.
Two goals down at the interval, supporters worst fears looked like they would be realised but Jose Mourinho’s side scored three second half goals to put a smile on every fan’s face.
Paul Pogba stole the headlines with two of the three goals but it was another player that supporters were quick to praise – Alexis Sanchez.
The Chilean had a hand in all three goals, directly assisting the equaliser and winner.
It was the kind of performance that demonstrated why the club were so eager to sign him in January.
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his display…
Still can't get over that comeback yesterday🙌 Sanchez that 2nd half was unbelievable, played a part in every single goal!! #Mufc
— jamiecoughlan (@jamiecoughlan1) April 8, 2018
Sanchez. 2 assists & hugely important role in the first. On the quiet, he has brought us something we've not had for years, set piece taking ability. Ball for smalling superb. #mufc
— Ali (@Theredcatcher) April 8, 2018
Watching highlights of the derby…. again. How good was sanchez! #mufc
— Tom (@tborman97) April 8, 2018
Pogba’s goals completely overshadowed him but Sanchez had an exceptional second-half yesterday. Those dinks caused #mufc so much grief at Arsenal in December but they’ve been rare since January.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) April 8, 2018
— Blessing (@BlessingW) April 8, 2018
One player who needs alot of appreciation for the game was Alexis Sanchez. His second half performance was absolutely amazing. Hope we see this more often next season. #MUFC
— Sandeep Matharu (@san_mat7) April 8, 2018
— Sebastian Burgess (@SebBurgess) April 8, 2018
Sanchez was as influential as Pogba yesterday. Involved in all three goals showed glimpses of what he could add to our side. He’s slowly getting back to his old form. Can’t wait to see him on full throttle #Class #MUFC
— Sam (@SalemALYa38oub) April 8, 2018