Star Man Utd duo suffering because of Alexis Sanchez, says pundit

Oli Fisher

Alexis Sanchez’s arrival at Manchester United has had a negative impact on two of his team-mates, according to one pundit.

Former United defender Gary Neville did not hold back in his criticism of the Red Devils on Friday night after their 1-0 defeat at Brighton.

Neville even turned on Sanchez, who was out injured for the game, by claiming he has had negatively affected Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

“I think one of the big things is, you look at Jose Mourinho, he’s not going to stand still,” the pundit said on Sky Sports.

“He brought Alexis Sanchez into the club and look at what’s happened to them since Alexis Sanchez came in.

“If you look at the actual stats and you think about before Sanchez arrived at the club, they were playing quite a bit of football, they were scoring goals and contributing, they had assists.

“But since Alexis Sanchez has come to the club, obviously he’s played a lot of the games, and that’s what’s happened.

“There’s been a big impact negatively, so they’ve got to get back to the standards they were setting earlier in the season and what they’re capable of.

“There’s a lot to do to become what we call real top-class Manchester United players.

“But there’s certainly the potential to be that.”


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