– Sanchez has had frustrating times on the pitch since his sensational move to Manchester United in January 2018
– His dipping form was replicated in Chile’s 3-2 loss to Costa Rica in a friendly clash
– Despite being on the scoresheet, the Man United star awfully failed to convert a penalty after attempting a panenka
Manchester United star Alexis Sanchez’s dipping form on the pitch was on Saturday morning, November 17 replicated in Chile’s 3-2 loss to Costa Rica in a friendly clash played at Estadio El Teniente.
Sanchez has scored just once this season for Red Devils in nine appearances and has only completed 90 minutes once – on the opening day of the season against Leicester City.
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His poor form has seen him relegated to the bench by Jose Mourinho, with the Portuguese tactician preferring Anthony Martial in the Chilean’s place.
Former manager, Arsene Wenger, has since weighed in on Sanchez’s form, with the Frenchman contending the 29-year-old is deprived of confidence.
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However, the former Arsenal winger once again failed to redeem himself when he was handed an opportunity with the national team.
Chile were trailing Costa Rica 3-0 inside 64 minutes and looked destined for an embarrassing loss at home.
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Thankfully, Sebastian Vegas pulled one back for the Copa America holders, with Sanchez winning a penalty for the Chile in the 82nd minute.
However, the Manchester United failed to convert from the spot-kick after attempting to cheeky Panenka penalty only to see it saved by Esteban Alvarado.
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Be that as it may, Sanchez managed to spare some of his blushes with a late consolation which was not sufficient to salvage Chile from an embarrassing defeat.
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