Alexis Sanchez records embarrassing statistic during Man Utd's 0-0 draw against Valencia

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Alexis Sanchez is looking more and more like one of Manchester United's worst ever signings.

In six appearances in all competitions this season the Chilean has scored zero goals and provided just one assist, which came against Burnley at the beginning of September.

He's been awful for the Red Devils and rumours are now spreading that Jose Mourinho has had enough and wants to sell him.

And you could hardly blame Mourinho if that's the case. Sanchez joined United from Arsenal in January as a world-class forward and currently earns a staggering £500,000-per-week.

That's an insane amount of money to be paying for a player that, as it stands, hasn't scored a Premier League goal in 813 minutes.

Sanchez looks a shadow of the player that terrorised English football at Arsenal and on Sunday Alan Shearer said the 29-year-old "sums up everything wrong with United".

"This is a player they fought tooth and nail to sign ahead of their big rivals, pipping Pep [Guardiola] to his signature," said Shearer. "Yet he sums up everything wrong with United.


"He was not even on the bench after a series of poor displays. He has got nowhere near the levels we saw at Arsenal since the move and you have to ask why.

"[Manchester] City's decision to step away from that deal is looking better and better. A manager of Mourinho's stature and an incredible CV does not deserve this."

Sanchez missed the 3-1 defeat to West Ham over the weekend but was reinstated into United's starting XI for Tuesday's Champions League clash against Valencia.

It was a decision Mourinho probably regretted, though, as Sanchez produced another woeful performance in the 0-0 draw.

The Chile international was hooked in the 76th minute and now an embarrassing statistic has emerged from the game.

According to Opta, per The Sun, Sanchez gave the ball away 26 TIMES against Valencia at an average of once every three minutes. Wow.

Sanchez's style of play means he gives the ball away more than most players, but 26 times in 76 minutes is shocking and just shows how badly he's playing at the moment.

Indeed, it says a lot that even United fans are starting to accept that Arsenal got the better end of the deal when they swapped Sanchez for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Jose Mourinho
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