Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sanchez's Late, Late Show Could Be a Turning Point

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sanchez's Late, Late Show Could Be a Turning Point

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ALEXIS Sanchez knows he has a lot to prove at United, but is happy at the club and desperate to build on his remarkable winner against Newcastle, according to sources close to the player.

The Chilean arrived amid much fanfare from Arsenal in January after swapping clubs with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but scored just three goals in his first five months at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho admitted Sanchez's mid-season arrival was not ideal for adapting to his new surroundings and believed he would benefit from a full pre-season and a rare summer without international commitments.

It is understood that it only took Sanchez a few days to impress his United team-mates in training and his work rate has not been an issue behind the scenes.

But the 29-year-old has struggled to catch fire on the field - Mourinho even dropped him completely for the first time against West Ham last month - and the forward has been substituted in all but one of the games he has started this season. …

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