Manchester United fans were certainly pleased with Alexis Sanchez’s performance vs AC Milan after he managed to put his name on the scoresheet.
The Chilean continued his impressive pre-season tour form and there’s plenty of hope he can carry it into the start of the Premier League season.
Much has been made that it was the first time Sanchez has had the summer off for quite some time and it certainly seems to have helped him.
Though he’s always energetic, he’s looked especially fired up in United’s three fixtures of the summer so far which will certainly please Jose Mourinho.
With a host of the club’s stars missing due to being on holiday after their World Cup exploits, it’s good to see one of their key players shine.
Half-time at the StubHub Center with the game 1-1. United have done all right, apart from slopping defending for Milan's goal. Sanchez, Mata and Pereira doing well.
— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) July 26, 2018
Great counter-attack led by Shaw and Sanchez but Herrera shoots too straight. Sanchez the best thing about this United tour so far. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) July 26, 2018
This is the Alexis Sánchez I want to see week in, week out for us next season. He’s been very good thus far. On his day, he’s a top class player. Encouraging signs.
— Ryan. 🔴 (@Vintage_Utd) July 26, 2018
Plenty is expected of Alexis this season following his underwhelming start to his Red Devils’ career but it was all understandable.
Changing teams is never easy, particularly when it’s done mid-season as the former Barcelona man did so fans were prepared to be patient.
However, with a pre-season under his belt and plenty of time to adjust to his new surroundings, there’s now pressure on Sanchez to deliver.