Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has said that he expects more from Alexis Sanchez, who has made a good start to his Old Trafford career. The Chile international arrived from Arsenal in a straight-swap deal involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan last month, and he has since contributed a goal and a couple of assists.
Speaking prior to United’s 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town, Scholes talked positively about the club’s winter signing, but feels there is more to come from the 29-year-old, who has barely got time to settle into the field.
Scholes on Sanchez: “I think he’s best on the left, it’s where he plays his best football. Four of his forward players want to play on the left. I think he does all his best work there. Great footwork, ability, he makes great runs. I expect more to come from him.” #mufc [bt] pic.twitter.com/dnFplQtjwZ
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) February 17, 2018
Sanchez struggled to find any tempo to his game during the first-half versus the Terriers, but he found his crossing range during the second period, and provided a delightful through ball for Romelu Lukaku to score United’s second goal, which sealed Huddersfield’s fate in the FA Cup fifth round.
The Chilean has shown the tendency to misplace passes during his early United career, but much of it could be down to his lesser knowledge of his teammates, who are not playing in the same wavelength on most occasions.
United are still alive in both the FA Cup and Champions League, and the Chilean will have his sights on at least winning the former, though the club’s performance as a whole has to improve, if they are beat the likes of Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.