Alexis Sanchez makes worrying admission about Man United struggles on Instagram
Alexis Sanchez has scored just one goal in 10 games for Manchester United (Picture: Getty)

Alexis Sanchez has admitted he is struggling psychologically and emotionally following his transfer to Manchester United from Arsenal.

The Chile international moved to Old Trafford in January in a swap deal which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move in the opposite direction, but the 29-year-old has scored just one goal in 10 appearances and was dropped for last weekend’s FA Cup quarter final against Brighton.

Sanchez will hope to recover a semblance of his best form while on international duty with Chile, who face Sweden on Saturday.

The former Barcelona forward took to Instagram on Thursday and posted a message which read: ‘I know you’re tired. I know you are psychologically and emotionally exhausted. BUT YOU HAVE TO SMILE AND CONTINUE.’

At a press conference on Wednesday, Sanchez admitted he considered pulling out of the Chile squad and only decided to join up with his teammates following a conversation with Manchester City’s Claudio Bravo.


‘As I am self-demanding, I expected something better,’ Sanchez said.

‘After my arrival at United, it was hard to change everything very quickly.

‘I even hesitated to come here [with the national team], I had asked permission to miss these games, but then I thought better and spoke with Claudio [Bravo] and told him that we should all be united to start things well.

‘The change of club was something that was very abrupt, it was the first time I’ve changed clubs in January. Many things have happened in my life that are difficult.’

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