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Alexis Sanchez suffers a terrible Premier League debut against Spurs

The Man United star was the third worst player on the pitch according to WhoScored.com

Alexis Sanchez might wish he was still an Arsenal player this season.

At least then he would remember what it was like to score against and beat Spurs this season.

From the moment the camera panned to Sanchez after Spurs scored inside 11 seconds he looked like his head had gone.


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Sanchez wondering if he made the right call going to United

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Sanchez wondering if he made the right call going to United

And he did not get any better whatsoever for Jose Mourinho’s shiny new toy.

Spurs dominated United for most of the game and Sanchez failed to make any real impact on the opposition back line from the left wing.

The Chilean was rated as the third worst player who made it onto the pitch by WhoScored.com.

Even Marouane Fellaini, who was hooked only five minutes after coming on as a second half sub, received a better rating.

Fellaini ‘hugged’ Mourinho on his way off

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Fellaini ‘hugged’ Mourinho on his way off

This will definitely be one to forget for Sanchez.

Only Ashley Young – who the ball ricocheted off for Spurs’ opener – and Ander Herrera who replaced Fellaini as a 70th minute substitute were ranked below the former Arsenal man.

It makes a huge contrast to the last time he faced Spurs when the Gunners beat their North London rivals 2-0 back in November, with Sanchez scoring a header.

Sanchez discovering that Phil Jones is a professional footballer

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Sanchez discovering that Phil Jones is a professional footballer

After Christian Eriksen scored with his first touch of the game inside 11 seconds, to mark the third fastest Premier League goal ever, United always looked on the back foot.

Phil Jones compounded all the issues Mourinho’s side were having when he passed the ball into his own net midway through the first half.

After that, United toiled and tried to break down a confident Spurs team, but a lack of creativity and cohesiveness in midfield – with Nemanja Matic – the only defensive minded player in the front six saw United ship a lot of chances.

It was only really thanks to Harry Kane misplacing his finishing boots that the scored stayed 2-0.


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