Former Arsenal star, Paul Merson, has revealed what is responsible for Manchester United striker, Alexis Sanchez’s poor form this season.
According to Merson, lack of confidence and hunger are affecting Sanchez’s form this campaign.
Sanchez has scored just two goals in 20 games for the club, and Merson believes the 30-year-old can never be the player he once was.
The Chilean international has failed to reach the consistent performance levels at Old Trafford since joining Manchester United in January 2018 from Arsenal.
“I hope we see the old Sanchez, but I don’t see the confidence or the hunger in his eyes anymore,” Merson told Sky Sports.
“The first thought that used to come to mind when you mentioned Alexis Sanchez was that he worked his socks off, he put a shift in.
“For the quality he possesses as a player, he works as hard as anyone, but I don’t see that anymore.
“Sanchez has lost that hunger and it’s a shame. It’s sad because he was good.”