A number of Manchester United players reportedly confronted Alexis Sanchez in the dressing room at half-time during the club’s Champions League defeat to Sevilla.
The Red Devils were the overwhelming favourites to progress to the quarter-finals of the competition but Sevilla stunned United at Old Trafford with a 2-1 victory.
Few United players can claim to be satisfied by their performance in the shock defeat and Sanchez, who joined from Arsenal in January, endured another frustrating evening.
The Chile international has scored just once in ten games since his arrival at the Theatre of Dreams, and is said to be isolating himself from his teammates at the club’s training ground complex.
According to The Sun, some United players turned on Sanchez during their Champions League exit as they were unhappy with his work-rate and failure to track back.
It is claimed a few members of the dressing room also sought to remind him that he needs to perform at a higher level for United than he was able to get away with at Arsenal.
Much was expected of Sanchez upon his arrival at United but he has failed to adapt to his new surroundings after being involved in a straight swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Sanchez himself admits he has been disappointed with his performances for the club and has struggled to adjust since leaving the Gunners.
‘As I am self-demanding, I expected something better,’ Sanchez said on Wednesday. ‘After my arrival at United, it was hard to change everything very quickly.
‘I even hesitated to come here [with the national team], I had asked permission to miss these games, but then I thought better and spoke with Claudio [Bravo] and told him that we should all be united to start things well.
‘The change of club was something that was very abrupt, it was the first time I’ve changed clubs in January. Many things have happened in my life that are difficult.’
Sanchez will hope to rediscover his form with Chile – they take on Sweden in a friendly on Saturday before facing Denmark on Tuesday.
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