Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez apologises to fans after pathetic season

first_imgAlexis Sanchez scored just two goals for Manchester United this season (Picture: Getty)Alexis Sanchez has issued a lengthy apology to Manchester United fans following Sunday’s embarrassing defeat against already relegated Cardiff City.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side ended the season in sixth position, five points adrift of a Champions League qualifying spot having lost six out their final eight matches.Sanchez, meanwhile, struggled to make any sort of positive impression, managing just two goals in 27 appearances.The Chile international suffered an injury during United’s draw at Huddersfield last weekend but was present at Old Trafford for the traditional end of season lap of appreciation.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEarlier on Sunday it was reported that Solskjaer’s squad had been divided over the bonuses awarded to the likes of Sanchez and Paul Pogba, but the former Arsenal forward appeared to hit out at those suggestions.AdvertisementAdvertisementHe wrote on Instagram: ‘It was a very tough season…the fan (sic) are the ones who deserve an apology as they always support you no matter what happens.‘Personally, I didn’t perform as much as I was expecting because of unpredictable injuries.‘Press and people were speculating of things that were not even true. I was always a professional in all aspects. Advertisement Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez apologises to fans after pathetic season Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 12 May 2019 7:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.7kSharescenter_img Man United 0-2 Cardiff: Solskjaer post-match press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:40FullscreenMan United 0-2 Cardiff: Solskjaer post-match press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/man-united-0-2-cardiff-solskjaer-post-match-press-conference-1923896/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Alexis Sanchez was present at Old Trafford despite missing Man Utd’s defeat against Cardiff (Picture: Getty)‘I apologise to the fans for not being able to achieve our goals, Nevertheless we are Manchester United!‘Players and staff are questioning if we were doing the right thing and if we were giving our best for this football shirt.‘I’m certain that Manchester United one day will return to be the club, as it was in the old days with Mr. Alex Ferguson.’last_img read more

‘Diego Costa needed this goal for his confidence’ – Jose Mourinho praises striker after Chelsea’s victory over Norwich

first_imgChelsea ended their barren Premier League run after sealing a narrow 1-0 victory over Norwich City at Stamford Bridge.Diego Costa scored the winning goal for the reigning English champions, netting his first for the club in seven games.The Brazil-born striker, like many of his team-mates, has come in for heavy criticism over his poor form and attitude this season, with the forward looking a shadow of the player that proved a nightmare to defenders upon his arrival in England’s top flight last summer.Following the win, Jose Mourinho admitted that Costa has not been at his best, but spoke of his delight at the 27-year-old ending his goalless spell.“I think the crowd loves him, that’s not the point, but the reality is that in the last minute of the first half he missed a chance with an open goal,” said the Blues boss.“He’s not scoring goals, but he’s working very well.“He’s a happy guy, he’s a positive guy, so we are all delighted that he scored the winning goal for us.”Mourinho also voiced how important the goal was for Costa’s confidence, stating that the former Atletico Madrid man needed to get his name on the scoresheet.“It’s a goal that we need as a team, for the points, and as a striker Diego also needs for his confidence.”last_img read more