Manchester United fans were thoroughly pleased with Alexis Sanchez after his goalscoring performance vs Arsenal in his return to the Emirates.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had claimed in the pre-match press conference that the Chilean would enjoy the feisty occasion and it’s clear he did.
Sanchez’s gorgeous chipped effort opened the scoring which allowed United to execute their counter-attacking plan to great effect.
Solskjaer led his side to a 3-1 victory as he once again got his tactics absolutely spot on.
Alexis appears to be yet another player who seems to be improving under the Norwegian’s guidance and supporters will be hoping there’s more to come.
— Stretford Paddock (@StretfordPaddck) January 25, 2019
— Ammar (@AmmarAwadh) January 25, 2019
Alexis Sanchez completed 3 take-ons vs. Arsenal, 2 more than any other player managed whilst he was on the pitch.
A happy return. ???????????? pic.twitter.com/nTTnBvknNy
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) January 25, 2019
— United Zone (@ManUnitedZone_) January 25, 2019
Could Arsenal be burned anymore lol! Sanchez scoring then Lingard dancing in the corner again!!!
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) January 25, 2019
Sanchez is now starting to knock on the door for more starts under Ole as he’s struggled with fitness issues under his new manager.
There have been signs of improvement for the winger but perhaps he’ll have to do a little more before deserving his place in the starting XI.
Jesse Lingard has often featured on the right-wing and he has done so to a great effect with a goalscoring display of his own.
Nonetheless, there’s no doubt that if Alexis can keep up his form, he’ll soon find himself back where he belongs.