Manchester United supporters want Alexis Sanchez to start over Romelu Lukaku for Crystal Palace

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United supporters have voted overwhelmingly in favour of Alexis Sanchez starting ahead of Romelu Lukaku at No.9 against Crystal Palace.

Lukaku has netted four times this season but his last goal for Man United came in mid September against Watford at Vicarage Road.

He has since lost his place in the team – partially due to injury – to be replaced by Sanchez, whose performances up front in his place have yielded mixed results.

Ahead of playing Palace, we asked supporters who they would prefer to see playing up front against Palace.


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The votes were pretty emphatic. Supporters are not keen about the prospect of Lukaku leading the line up front.


Sanchez has shown glimpses of promise in the No.9 role, especially with some of his movement in games against AFC Bournemouth and Juventus. He offers something a little bit different.

And as things currently are, United supporters are craving any kind of change to the status quo. They have seen enough rigid performances at the masthead of attack from Lukaku and, understandably, want to see their team offering more movement in the final third.

That said, you sense Alexis will need to offer more product in the box to keep the Belgian out of the side.

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