Alexis Sanchez slammed by Sky Sports' Charlie Nicholas in brutal attack

Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah

During his time at Arsenal, Alexis Sanchez was (alongside Mesut Ozil) undoubtedly seen as one of the most gifted talents plying their trade at the Emirates.

While Sanchez is expected to line up against Sevilla in the Champions League on Tuesday, Pogba remains a doubt after picking up an injury in training prior to United's 2-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday.

Rio Ferdinand has slammed Alexis Sanchez for his poor form since joining Manchester United from Arsenal in January. Manager Jose Mourinho played both this home leg and the away leg extremely conservatively, and these tactics backfired massively on him and his team. "In time he will prove to be a top signing for United".

Scholes blasted the 29-year-old after the game.

"They really felt that he was just playing up to the camera, doing all these things like, 'oh, I'm trying, but no-one else is, what am I doing here?' And then, quite tellingly, Wenger, he talked about this previous year, at Arsenal, they put up stats inside the dressing room after every game, showing the amount of kilometres run, and Sanchez would regularly come out with the lowest by a big distance".

"You could name him and the whole XI".

'He looks as though he is trying hard, but this is Manchester United and you've got to deliver on a game-by-game basis and he is not'. That takes personality, it takes characters to go and do that in this stadium. The Red Devils have already got attacking players in abundance.

"They looked like a team thrown together, full of strangers".

"Sanchez looks a shadow of the player he was", Ferdinand added.

"You go back to the first game, in the modern game now, teams go to places and they try to score goals".

Given the success of other English teams in the Champions League, a level of collective success that is unprecedented, many naturally assumed the Red Devils would follow suit and advance.