Alexis Sanchez has shed light on his close friendship with Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Manchester United, noting that the pair have a coffee together every day.
The Chilean has encountered a difficult start to his Man United career, managing just one goal and two assists in ten games.
He admitted in an interview on Wednesday that he was not happy with his performances so far, revealing that he even considered opting out of the Chile squads for internationals this weekend to focus on improving at Carrington.
But Sanchez has noted that, amid the difficulty of acclimatising to life in Manchester, he had found a good friend in Zlatan.
“I trained for a month and a half with Zlatan and his quality is impressive,” he said. “We talk and we have a coffee together every day.”
The 36-year-old striker, beleaguered by a knee injury last April, may be unable to have an impact on the pitch this season, but his influence off the pitch could be more important now than ever – not just for Sanchez but indeed everyone.
United played with fear against Brighton and Hove Albion. They carried themselves in a way which suggested they were more focused on not doing anything wrong rather than having an impact on the game. And Zlatan, just like Mourinho, would have been sickened to see it.
The Swede has never hidden in his career. And as United approach the crescendo of their season following the international break, some players would benefit from taking note of the way Zlatan has always conducted himself at big clubs. Hiding is simply not an option at United.