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What Paul Scholes & Rio Ferdinand said about Alexis Sanchez after Man Utd 1-2 Sevilla

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Manchester United missed out on Champions League football last season, but their re-entrance into the competition in 2017/18 had fans expecting big things.

Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic had been brought in during the summer months, while Alexis Sanchez arrived in January, leading to many believing that the Red Devils could be genuine contenders for the trophy.

However, those hopes were discarded on Tuesday night in spectacular fashion, with Sevilla knocking Jose Mourinho's side out of the competition with a famous 2-1 win at Old Trafford.

It is the first time the La Liga side have won on English soil and in reality, the score line flattered United.

Wissam Ben Yedder scored twice in four minutes to put the tie beyond Mourinho's side, with Romelu Lukaku scoring a consolation shortly before the end.

Every United player involved could have been criticised for a below-par performance, but it was Sanchez who came in for the most criticism.

The club's highest-paid player turned in yet another woeful display, losing the ball regularly and not showing the game-changing ability most neutral fans know he possesses.

And in the BT Sport studio, United legends Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes really delivered some home truths on the 29-year-old.


Ferdinand said: “The attitude seemed off. Lethargic. If you’re a team at home, the onus is on you to attack. The team started conservatively. This team looked like they didn’t have it in them. Sanchez looks like a shadow of his former self.”

And Scholes went in even harder, suggesting that the Chilean should be left on the bench for some upcoming games.

He said: "I don't think he knows his best front three. But he needs to choose his best and leave someone out. And right now it's Sanchez."


Yikes. Even at half-time, Scholes was on the case of Sanchez, with the Chilean unable to do anything right in the first 45 minutes.

“You give the manager credit for sticking with Sanchez, but you must think he’s coming to the end of his tether," Scholes said in the studio.

Naturally, the former Arsenal man's disastrous display was torn to shreds by United fans on Twitter, who appear to have completely lost faith. Here are some of the best tweets.

Tough times lie ahead for the Premier League's best-paid player.

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