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‘Clear contrast to Martial’ – Twitter reacts to Sanchez’s stunning individual display against AC Milan

Alexis Sanchez didn’t exactly hit the ground running when Manchester United sanctioned the surprise capture of Arsenal’s talisman, though it’s fair to say he’s looking to put things straight ahead of his first full season with the club.

He’s had a full season off and with a full pre-season under his belt, the 29-year-old could hit new heights at Old Trafford.

Sanchez scored United’s opener thanks to a wonderful assist from Juan Mata. The Chilean’s all-round play stood out like a sore thumb against San Jose Earthquakes and he was even better against AC Milan this morning.

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Playing as a lone striker with Mata dropping off, Sanchez yet again was our bright spark in the final third. The pair linked up superbly in Anthony Martial’s absence, which has not been explained by the club, leaving us all in the unknown.

Let’s hope he can take this form into the competitive campaign. Here’s how United fans responded to his performance against the Serie A giants, as we beat them on penalties.

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