Gary Neville tells Jose Mourinho to drop Romelu Lukaku in order to benefit Alexis Sanchez

Gary Neville tells Jose Mourinho to drop another of his big-money signings
Alexis Sanchez has scored just once in his first six game for Manchester United (Picture: Getty)

Gary Neville believes Jose Mourinho should consider dropping Romelu Lukaku and deploy Alexis Sanchez in a central role.

The Chile international has made a slow start to his Manchester United career following his January move from Arsenal and has scored once in just six appearances.

Club-record purchase Lukaku, meanwhile, has scored 21 times in all competitions this season but has failed to register against any of the side currently occupying the top eight positions in the Premier League.

Ahead of Sunday’s heavyweight clash against Chelsea, Neville believes it’s time to play Sanchez in the central role he performed so well in for Arsenal at the start of last season.

Gary Neville tells Jose Mourinho to drop another of his big-money signings
Romelu Lukaku has scored 21 goals in all competitions for Manchester United this season (Picture: Getty)

He said: ‘My views at the moment is that the one person who is under some pressure is Romelu Lukaku, in terms of his form, and also that Sanchez could go up front, because I’m not sure he’s suited to the right. That may allow Marcus Rashford to come back into the team.

‘I think Lukaku has done well this season, but I think there comes a point whereby if both he and Alexis Sanchez are not performing to their best, which they are not at the moment, you’d think Sanchez will be moved up top and Lukaku may come out of the team for a few matches.

‘It’s not because he’s a bad player, but he could come out of the team, freshen up, see the game differently, and then come back in when others have had a go.’

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