Alan Shearer: Alexis Sanchez dragged Manchester United to win vs Huddersfield

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United were dragged to their recent 2-0 win over relegation battlers Huddersfield by Alexis Sanchez according to pundit Alan Shearer.

The Chilean international was on the scoresheet after scoring the second goal of the game from a rebound that came from his own penalty being saved.

It wasn’t the most vintage debut goal or the most vintage United performance but three points was all that was needed after the recent loss to Tottenham.

The Red Devils lost to the London club after some good form and managed to bounce back on Saturday thanks to Romelu Lukaku and Sanchez.

However, it was the versatile attacker who caught Shearer’s eye and he insisted that it was due to the former Arsenal man’s performance that Jose Mourinho‘s men managed to win.

According to the Daily Star, Alan said: “Jose made four changes from the team which played in midweek and to be fair it could have been any one of them they were that poor.

“Pogba, Jones, Martial and Young were all left out and Sanchez wasn’t. He made the difference. He was the player that had the drive and the energy and the pace and the aggression.

“He played one and two-touch football. It wasn’t a great performance from Manchester United but it was a very good one from Alexis Sanchez.

“He was dragging his team forward with the pace of his play. He was fouled seven times in the game which was the joint most in a Premier League game this season. He was their best player without a doubt.”

The first goal came through Lukaku’s solid effort after some neat team play and a well placed cross from Juan Mata that came shortly after the second half began.

Huddersfield proved to be stubborn opposition for much of the match and so grabbing the opening goal was more crucial than usual.

It’s pretty damning that Manchester United’s first good cross of the game came through an attacking midfielder who was forced to play on the right wing but found himself on the left wing to deliver.

The goal showed that more often than not if Mourinho can get his players to provide service for the Belgian then he will score.

Anyways it was Alexis Sanchez who stole the show and it was only right that that was the case given how he seemed to be the only player on the pitch truly attempting to create something from nothing.

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