Alexis Sanchez loves Wembley.
Man United’s No7 has scored seven goals in seven games at Spurs’ temporary home.
That record includes five in four FA Cup fixtures at Wembley.
But wait, there’s more, Sanchez has also scored the winning goal in both his semi-final appearances at England’s national stadium.
All the signs suggest Mauricio Pochettino should take extra care when considering United’s most threatening players this afternoon.
There are rumours that Jose Mourinho may drop Sanchez for the FA Cup semi-final with the Portuguese manager prepared to bench the big names as the competition reaches a climax.
Whether he’s a starter or an impact substitute, Sanchez will be motivated to prove his doubters wrong against his old enemy.
The Chilean’s three and a half years with Arsenal will have bred some animosity towards Spurs.
One of Arsene Wenger’s most high-profile signings, Sanchez could well do his old boss a favour by eliminating Spurs from the FA Cup, ensuring that the Frenchman does not surrender a trophy to his local rivals in his last season with the Gunners.
Sanchez opened the scoring in last year’s FA Cup final against Chelsea to continue his fine record at Wembley.
He scored a brace for Chile in a 2-0 win over England in 2013 to start a prosperous run of form at the 90,000-seater stadium.
Sanchez failed to score against Spurs at Wembley in the Premier League early this season but with Harry Kane and co technically the ‘away’ team this afternoon, United will fancy their chances of extending the north London club’s trophy drought.