Jamie Carragher compares Alexis Sanchez to Chelsea flop Fernando Torres ahead of Leicester clash

first_img Comment Carragher has compared Sanchez to Torres (Picture: Getty)‘It wasn’t about being too deep but it will be slightly different now. He’s got to do more himself.‘Looking at him in a Manchester United shirt, I felt like I was looking at Fernando Torres in a Chelsea shirt.‘Where we’ve seen this blistering pace and power, one of the stars of the Premier League and it just seemed to go.‘Is that a loss of confidence, manager’s instructions or the amount of football the lad’s playing?’ Advertisement Alexis Sanchez started against Leicester at the King Power Stadium (Picture: Getty)Jamie Carragher has compared Alexis Sanchez’s underwhelming spell at Manchester United to that of Fernando Torres at Chelsea.Sanchez, 30, has only managed five goals for United since completing a move from Arsenal in January 2018 and makes his first start under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer away at Leicester.Solskjaer has spoken out in support of Sanchez and is confident the Chilean can return to form under his stewardship, but Liverpool legend Carragher has his doubts.The former defender, who played alongside a talismanic Torres on Merseyside, is reminded of Spaniard’s disappointing four-year stay at Stamford Bridge.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 CitySpeaking about Sanchez on Sky Sports, Carragher said: ‘He hasn’t had enough football since Jose Mourinho and you’re left wondering whether Solskjaer can have that effect on him. In the FA Cup game he got the goal away at Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘When I used to watch him under Jose Mourinho, I couldn’t blame the manager. We would do games and he’d consistently lose possession. It doesn’t matter what manager you’ve got. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 3 Feb 2019 2:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1kSharescenter_img Advertisement Jamie Carragher compares Alexis Sanchez to Chelsea flop Fernando Torres ahead of Leicester clash Sanchez scored against Arsenal in the FA Cup (Picture: Getty)Gary Neville believes Sanchez must work on adapting his game after losing some of the pace he possessed in his early career.‘They’re stuck with him, Alexis Sanchez. They’ve got him now for two or three years,’ the ex-United defender said.‘I always think with Alexis Sanchez that he’s lost a bit of his spark, a bit of his pace.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘If he has can he adapt his game… some great players can adapt from being someone who can run in behind and beat a man to someone who can become more of an assist player, hold the play up.‘I wonder if he can adapt in the next 12 months, if he has lost a bit of that spark and dynamism to get in behind. Can he do that?’MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains Manchester United team changes as Anthony Martial is benchedlast_img read more