Pundit Kasey Keller has rather harshly suggest that Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez can always retire should he be unable to meet the club’s high expectations.
The Chilean international hasn’t had the best of starts to his career at Old Trafford but he’s certainly not trying to settle with his below par performances either.
Sanchez has publicly discussed his issues and talked about working harder to get through the difficult period he is currently experiencing.
Many reports have claimed the former Arsenal man is training harder and going through individual sessions in order to get himself back to his best.
However, Keller has little to no sympathy for Alexis and claims that expectations are simply part of the game and that if he can’t handle it then he should potentially retire.
According to the Sport Review, Kasey said to ESPN FC: “It’s hard to have any empathy for someone as successful as he [Sanchez] is and the kind of money he’s making.
“You work hard, that’s part of your job – you’re a footballer. It’s part of the fans expecting from you a level of performance and professionalism. You can always retire. You don’t have to get paid what you’re getting.”
The likelihood is that even with Alexis Sanchez working extra hard he will still be unable to perform as well as everyone knows he can.
The former Barcelona star is simply going through an adaptation period and it was always going to be a struggle jumping from one club to another half way through the season.
Even Jose Mourinho has publicly predicted his expectation that Sanchez’s best will not show until the start of the next Premier League campaign.
The versatile attacker has had the misfortune of joining a side that was at the time going through a difficult period and was experiencing it’s own inconsistent form.
Once Alexis’ is in tune with his teammates and United are in a better environment, the Premier League will once more witness one of it’s star players return to form.