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So much was said about the quality Alexis 'Balogun' Sanchez will bring to the United squad. In the Chilean, United had finally found a warlord to lead from the front, a man who had more than enough quality to take games by the scruff of the neck when all plans fail for United.

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That has turned out not to be the case so far for United, with United only winning 3 of the last 6 games since his arrival, suffering embarrassing scoreless losses to Newcastle And Spurs.

Our 'bad bele' rivals have been in top 'yabbing' form as a result, labelling United "Piano FC" in the past weeks.

Here are #ManUtdNaijaFM's key reasons why Alexis signing hasn't improved United;

Before the much welcome 'awoof' signing of Sanchez, United's left wing had arguably been the biggest source of joy for the United faithful, with the battle for the left wing slot between Martial and Rashford seeing a combined return of 21 goals and 15 assists thus far.

Anthony Martial in particular had been spectacular, winning the highest number of United player of the month awards(3 out of 6, the most for any United player), embarrassing right backs for fun, enjoying arguably his best run of form in a United shirt.

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The signing of Sanchez was meant to strengthen other weaker positions such as the right wing and number 10, creating another avenue of wahala for opposition defences along with Martial on the left. But 'Oga' José hasn't shared in that school of thought.

Why waste Martial on the right when you have just signed a man who has played most of his career on the right hand side of attack(excluding the last 2years of his career)?... Knowing that he will still deliver more than enough goals and assists if played there, as shown by his 19 goals and 11 assists in 2013/2014 when he played a full season in the right wing slot for Barcelona.

Even the makeshift right winger we have been trying to manage in Juan 'Bankole' Mata gets lost in moments and drifts all the way to the left in many spells of the game.

Alexis should be deployed on the right or behind the striker in the number 10 role, as he can be equally lethal, rather than on the left which completely erases the threat posed by the Martial-Rashford double 'wahala' which United had benefited from all season.


Manchester United's latest adopted tactic of lobbing the ball up to Fellaini(whether he's on the pitch or not) has been an eye-sore to say the least.

As matter of fact, every minute of United's recent performances have brought a feeling of great pain in my chest, similar to one who has swallowed an over-sized piece of yam.

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How can one expect attacking players to thrive in such a system?

A player like Alexis who thrives on having the ball at his feet and running at opposition defences, creating chances for himself and others have been forced to chase long balls and loose passes all game, as if he is one of the rats that chased some politicians out of office.

How can he score and create opportunities for his teammates when this tactic keeps United on the back foot for the entirety of games, be it Huddersfield, Tottenham or Sunshine Stars of Akure?

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AFTER ALL SAID AND DONE, enough is enough (Our 'mumu-don-do'). Alexis can do so much more if used in the right way and alongside the right personnel which we have readily available. José 'Uchenna' Mourinho needs to drop the 'strong head' and do what is best for the team.


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