As reported by The Daily Mail, Manchester United are worried about the progress of Alexis Sanchez and his inability to settle into life at Old Trafford, fearing his move from Arsenal could work out similarly to the ill-fated Angel Di Maria signing.
Sanchez made the high profile switch in January but has scored just once in ten matches, failing to reach the heights that made him a Premier League superstar at the Emirates Stadium.
The Daily Mail report that staff have been surprised by his attitude and ‘miserable demeanour’ at the club’s Carrington training complex, noting that he often eats alone and appears isolated.
The paper also say club decision makers are also concerned his £600,000-a-week salary could negatively effect negotiations with future incoming players.
It all adds up to some concerning stuff for supporters of the Red Devils.
Can Jose Mourinho unlock his ability next season?
Sanchez has predominately played on the left flank since arriving at Old Trafford, but is it his best position?
Across the entire season, the Chilean attacker has scored nine goals and created six assists, well below his total of previous seasons, demonstrating he has been unsettled at both clubs he’s featured for this term.
Six of the nine goals and four of the six assists have come when the player has featured through the middle in support of a central striker and trying that out with Romelu Lukaku at United could pay dividends.
It’s something Mourinho should experiment with ahead of the new season. If Sanchez can find a bit of form before the end of this term, fears about his future will wash away at United and set him up for having an excellent campaign next time around.