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Alexis Sanchez scores his first Man United goal but fans ruin the moment with terrible banner

Not exactly how the Chilean superstar envisaged his first goal for his new club

The good news is Alexis Sanchez has scored his first goal in a Man United shirt.

The bad news is it was ruined bad a cringe-worthy banner.

Not that he minds of course

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Not that he minds of course

The Chilean forward was tripped in the box by Huddersfield keeper Jonas Lossl in the 67th minute at Old Trafford and stepped up to take the spot-kick himself.

However, his tame effort was well saved by Lossl low to Dane’s right.

Fortunately for Sanchez, the rebound fell to his left foot and allowed for an easy tap-in.

Sanchez connected well enough

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Sanchez connected well enough

But he gambled on Lossl going the other way

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But he gambled on Lossl going the other way

The rebound fell kindly

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The rebound fell kindly

And Sanchez couldn’t miss

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And Sanchez couldn’t miss

Not perfect, but who cares

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Not perfect, but who cares

Given it was United’s newest superstar’s first goal for the club, the home crowd’s celebrations were somewhat muted.

Perhaps because half the fans had their phones out at the time.

Although rebounds from missed penalties are always a bit hollow.

However, they count for the same as a 35-yard thunderbastard so you’d imagine Sanchez, Jose Mourinho and the fans won’t mind about the method one iota — the important thing is the ex-Arsenal player is off the mark.

His overall performance was impressive as well and for the fantasy football gaffers out there, he was comfortably Dream Team Star Man with a WhoScored rating of 9.58.

The first of many you’d think

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The first of many you’d think

Unfortunately, United fans had previously unveiled a banner in honour of Sanchez and his beloved dogs, Atom and Humber.

And that took the shine off the day for all those sensitive to cringe-worthy content…

This is the kind of thing we expect from Arsenal fans

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This is the kind of thing we expect from Arsenal fans

Mercifully, the banner was removed by stewards.

United beat the Terriers 2-0 with Romelu Lukaku steering Juan Mata’s cross past Lossl in the 55th minute to break the deadlock.

Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial were second half substitutes as the French pair were made to start the game on the bench.

Scott McTominay was the surprise starter but with three points in the bag, Mourinho’s team selection was ultimately justified.

Happy days.


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