Former Manchester United striker Robin van Persie tells Alexis Sanchez to "find a way to be happy again" to kick off at Old Trafford.
former Manchester United forward Robin van Persie has told Alexis Sanchez to "find a way to be happy again" to kick off at Old Trafford.
Sanchez has scored only five times in 45 appearances for the Red Devils since a move from Arsenal in the middle of the 2017-18 campaign.
The Chile international remains linked to a move away from the 20-time English champions, although the striker's astronomical salary could eventually see him stay in Manchester.
Van Persie inspired United to the 2012-13 Premier League title during his time at the club, and the Dutchman has claimed that Sanchez & # 39; s accident has played a huge role in South American matches.
"He's still a wonderful player, still a great player. He has to find a way to be happy again," Van Persie told Goal.com. “If you are happy, you will create and have fun. He had that in his first few months from what I saw, and he needs to find it again.
"He can still play, he's still a great football player. He just doesn't really look happy and the reason this is … I don't know. I can only guess, but from a distance he looks unhappy and he needs to finding a way to be happy again. ”
Sanchez did not play a minute of United's pre-season after picking up a hamstring injury during Chile's Copa America campaign while not involved against Chelsea last weekend.
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