Alexis Sanchez will not face any more pressure than usual when Manchester United face his former club Arsenal than he would any in any other game – and that his competitive nature will always be a massive factor when he takes to the field, and playing Arsenal won’t change that in any way.
That’s according to Martin Keown, who thinks that the forward only thinks about playing football and being on the field and that giving his best is the only thing he can do.
“I don’t think Sanchez thinks about anything other than playing football,” he told the Daily Mail.
“He is extremely competitive in whatever he does.
“He is a big game player, fresh from an outstanding performance in an FA Cup semi-final [vs Tottenham].
“I do not expect him to give anything other than his best.”
The game between Manchester United and Arsenal is certainly a big one, but with United in second place in the league and Arsenal in sixth thinking about the Europa League second leg and getting through against Atletico Madrid – meaning the three points are only really a talking point because of Arsene Wenger and his decision to leave the club come the end of the season.
The Gunners will have a new manager in place for their games against United next season – and it’s also Wenger’s last chance to face Mourinho in the Premier League at least, given he’s refused to take another job in England following his departure from Arsenal.