Alexis Sanchez admits he has struggled to adapt at Manchester United

Chile international Alexis Sanchez has admitted that he has found it hard since his winter move to Manchester United. The 29-year-old joined the Red Devils in a straight-swap agreement, which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to Arsenal, but he has since failed to impress with just three goals in 18 appearances.

Speaking in the aftermath of FA Cup defeat to Chelsea, Sanchez said that he has struggled to adapt to the club’s style of play, he said: “I think that in every game I’ve played in I’ve maybe found it hard to adapt to the style of play and I’ve been getting to know my team-mates. I believe that United really is a very big club on a worldwide scale and even more so in England where it’s the biggest. They always want to win and to be fighting on all fronts and that’s the reason I wanted to come here.”

Sanchez started his United career with an impressive debut against Yeovil Town in the FA Cup where he provided an impressive assist for Ander Herrera. However, his performances have since been far from impressive with the odd moment of brilliance being influential towards him earning a couple of man of the match awards.

As such, the United supporters will be expecting a much better showing from Sanchez next term where he has the assurance of a full pre-season. Unlike some of his teammates, Sanchez won’t be participating at this summer’s World Cup and this presents him with the perfect opportunity to link up with his teammates for the pre-season tour of the United States.

Aside from Sanchez, Anthony Martial is another who is under pressure to perform but his future remains uncertain heading into the summer transfer window. Jose Mourinho has frequently stressed that he has no plans of bolstering his attack during the off-season but there has still been talk of the Portuguese offloading Martial to bring in an experienced figure.