EPL: Scholes admits Manchester United didn’t need Alexis Sanchez


Former Manchester United midfielder, Paul Scholes, has said Alexis Sanchez was “never really needed” at the club.

United manager, Jose Mourinho, moved to land a proven performer during the January transfer window, as his contract at Arsenal ran down.

The Red Devils fought off interest from Manchester City, to sign the 29-year-old.

Sanchez has however struggled to produce anything close to his best, during a disappointing spell and is now seeing his value to the cause queried.

Scholes told BBC Radio 5 Live: “It’s really tough. We all know the qualities he’s got, he’s shown them at Arsenal, he’s shown them at Barcelona.

“It just hasn’t happened for him for one reason or another – why? I don’t know. I don’t know what he’s doing in training or behind the scenes. We just don’t know.

“It was a signing at the time that I never thought we really needed; I thought the position was covered in Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.

“Obviously, I thought he would bring quality to the squad. He hasn’t performed yet. Whether he’s fallen out with the manager – I don’t know. He looks like he’s trying.

“When you’re on a bad run of form, your confidence just goes. There are times when you just don’t want to play and you feel like you can’t kick a ball 10 yards to another player.

“I just hope he gets a chance to show his qualities because we know he has them.”



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