Alexis Sanchez's misery continues after his embarrassing penalty for Chile v Costa Rica


Alexis Sanchez’s 2017/18 isn’t going well.

He’s scored just once this season for Manchester United in nine matches and has only completed 90 minutes once - on the opening day of the season against Leicester City.

And recent reports are already linking him with a move away from Old Trafford just 10 months into his £500,000-per-week contract.

What has gone wrong?

Well, Alexis’ former manager Arsene Wenger thinks it’s a confidence issue.

“I believe he has lost confidence," Wenger said.

“The strength of Alexis Sanchez is to take initiative to dribble and to take people on. 

“Those are the players who are most vulnerable when they lose confidence their game is based on that and having that feeling to take initiative, he has lost that slowly.

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“Since the start of the season he had a high level of physical energy but he has lost that as well.

“Certainly he is refreshed now because Mourinho left him out for a while.”

Well, whatever was left of Sanchez’s confidence may have just disappeared after the International break.

That’s because his Chile side lost 3-2 to Costa Rica, after trailing 3-0 after 64 minutes.


Sebastian Vegas pulled one back for the Copa America holders and, when they were awarded an 82nd-minute penalty, a dramatic comeback appeared to be on the cards.

However, Sanchez attempted to cheeky Panenka penalty only to see it saved by Esteban Alvarado.


Take a look:

Oh, how embarrassing.

You only attempt those penalties when you’re winning, surely!? And you make sure you score.

Sanchez did manage to spare some of his blushes with a late consolation goal but it was another tough match for Alexis.

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