I think it’s fair to say Alexis Sanchez has been hit and miss since he came to Manchester United.
However, the Chile international was absolutely outstanding at Wembley Stadium this afternoon. He put in an immense performance, from first minute right until the last, when the pressure was on.
I want to start with his brilliant headed goal to draw United level. Having such control over the ball when falling backwards is sublime, in an FA Cup semi-final no less.
Then you have to look at the work rate and effort he puts into each and every single fixture. Sanchez ran himself into the ground for the good of the cause, despite being constantly kicked by Tottenham Hotspur players.
It was the sort of performance that Sanchez had been putting in at Arsenal on a regular basis, and we’re now beginning to see it happen more frequently in Red Devils colours. Next season, I feel he’ll have a big say in the Premier League title race.
As you’d imagine, United fans were absolutely buzzing on social media after an insanely good performance from their star man. We’ve compiled our favourite tweets below.
Alexis Sanchez has been absolutely outstanding for #mufc v #thfc, ran himself into the ground, attacking and tracking back. Scored the equaliser with a difficult header, helped make the winner, totally vindicating Mourinho’s backing. Sanchez loves Wembley for clubs and country.
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) April 21, 2018
Alexis Sanchez appreciation tweet.
Pianist played us back into the game
— kenna (@kennagq) April 21, 2018
ALEXIS SANCHEZ! The man for the big occasion delivers when Manchester United need him most. What a pass by Paul Pogba to set him up with the assist. 1-1.
— Adam Joseph (@AdamJosephSport) April 21, 2018
Alexis Sanchez won my heart today. The work rate was absolutely phenomenal. The same goes for Lukaku. Superb.
— The United Link 🏆 (@TheUnitedLink) April 21, 2018
I don’t know how anyone of our fanbase cannot like Alexis Sánchez. Give him a full preseason and he‘ll hit the ground running. Had some „off“ games but even then he worked his socks off + you can’t deny the influence he’s had in all our big game wins after his arrival!
— SAMCRO (@VinceVega7) April 21, 2018
Delighted for Alexis Sánchez after producing a big game performance at Wembley once again registering a goal wrapped up with MOTM. Sánchez has scored 6 goals in the 5 FA Cup ties he’s played at Wembley. Class mentality and work rate. A lot more to be seen next season, for sure.
— Adam (@UnitedAdz) April 21, 2018
You simply can’t ignore Alexis Sanchez’ work rate for us today. Sprinted back into midfield and won the ball back countless times this afternoon which was key in getting the result. Also took his goal very well. Next season I think we’re in for a treat after he gets a pre season.
— Henry. (@UtdHenry) April 21, 2018
Alexis Sánchez has performed superbly today against Tottenham. Big game players show up in big game. #mufc
— AidaN 🔺 (@AidanMUFC_) April 21, 2018