Alexis Sanchez is described to be a 'man with a point to prove' following injury return

Alexis Sanchez is described to look like a man with a point to prove

Alexis Sanchez has been extremely underwhelming since making the move to Manchester United last January.

He scored just three times in his opening season at the club as he looked a shadow of the player he was at Arsenal.

And this season has been even worse for the Chilean forward.

He's played just 474 minutes in the league, contributing one goal and three assists.

Scoring four times in just under a year at the club is quite simply unacceptable for a player of Sanchez's calibre.

Fortunes have recently turned at Man United after the sacking of Jose Mourinho.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has arrived at the club and to great effect, with the club scoring 12 times and winning each of their three games with him at the helm.

Sanchez, though, has not featured due to recovering from an injury.

He is available for selection for their game away at Newcastle on Wednesday.

But how has he responded to the sacking of Jose Mourinho?

According to the Telegraph, Sanchez now 'looks like a man with a point to prove'.

Alexis Sanchez in Manchester United training

James Ducker writes: "Well placed sources at Old Trafford have claimed they have not seen Sanchez this buoyant since the week he joined United.

"He had become an increasingly withdrawn and isolated figure in the final months under Mourinho, whose style of football he took against, but club insiders have said he looks like a man with a point to prove since his return from Chile where he was recuperating."

That is encouraging news for United.

The 30-year-old has not had the best of times since joining the club, but it seems as if he is now the most motivated he has been in a while to be successful.

Solskjaer emphasised this idea with his comments about Sanchez in his press conference on Tuesday.

“I think he’s a player that would benefit from the interchanging, the rotation, the movement,” Solskjaer said.

Alexis Sanchez has scored just once this season

“The more chances you create, the more times you get the ball into the final third. He’ll be an asset for us.

“I think he’s looking forward to it. It certainly looked like it on Saturday in the training session. He scored quite a few nice goals so that was encouraging.

“He’s had some great training sessions the last few days, he wanted to be here [against Bournemouth] but we have to manage him, he’s been out for a month.

“But he’ll be involved [against Newcastle], yes. He wants to play all the time, he’s one of those characters.

"He put himself available but it was a few days too early for him [against Bournemouth]. He’s not had enough fitness but he’s champing at the bit.”

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