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Rio Ferdinand: Alexis Sanchez "a shadow of his former self"

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Rio Ferdinand believes that Alexis Sanchez looks like "a shadow of his former self" at Manchester United since joining from Arsenal.

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has described Alexis Sanchez as "a shadow of his former self" since making the move from Arsenal.

The Chile international has only claimed one goal and one assist in 10 Red Devils appearances since his highly publicised January switch to Old Trafford.

Sanchez was again underwhelming on Tuesday night as United put in a sub-par performance to exit the Champions League at the hands of visiting Sevilla.

"Sanchez looks like a shadow of his former self," Ferdinand said on BT Sport after United's 2-1 defeat. "When he was at Arsenal he was a player everyone looked to for inspiration.

"Here he just looks like a stranger in this team. When you go to a [new] team you don't lose all of your talent, it's still there.

"In some ways I feel sorry for him but it just isn't going for him or other players as well. You could name the whole XI today, they were shocking."

United are next in action on Saturday as they host Brighton & Hove Albion in the FA Cup quarter-finals.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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