Alexis Sanchez has deservedly been receiving a huge amount of praise for his performances since moving to the Premier League, but former Manchester United midfielder Lou Macari has bucked the trend and lashed out at the Chilean in his Stoke Sentinel column.
Sanchez has been phenomenal since joining the club from Barcelona last summer, and is considered by many to be the best player in England at the moment.
Macari claims he isn’t getting swept up in the hype, even criticising the 26-year-old for some of his performances this season.
“I still worry that we are maybe building this guy up too much though. I’ve got to say he was next to useless when I saw him against Manchester United earlier this season.
“For me, a truly top player can turn it on week-in and week-out, home or away, and against the big boys. The jury is still out for me where Sanchez is concerned.”
Obviously it’s too soon to know whether Sanchez will continue in this vein of form following his fine start at Arsenal, but to say that he has been anything short of superb this campaign is ludicrous.
He has adapted superbly to the hustle and bustle of the Premier League, and has been vital to the success of our season so far.
For the record Alexis Sanchez has racked up 17 goals and nine assists in 28 appearances in all competitions this term. Not a bad return, is it Lou?