Incredible stats show Man Utd flop Sanchez is Premier League’s assist king

Incredible stats show Man Utd flop Sanchez is Premier League’s assist king

January 11, 2019 0 By Today news

ALEXIS Sanchez has been far from a flop at Manchester United after creating the most “big” goalscoring chances in the Premier League this season, shocking new stats have revealed.

The £500,000-a-week forward has been heavily criticised since his Old Trafford switch in January last year.

Red Devils No7 Alexis Sanchez tops Premier League table for most big chances created

The Chilean has only scored one goal this season, having grappled with fitness issues and fallen out with  sacked United coach Jose Mourinho.

But new figures have emerged suggesting Sanchez might have not been given enough credit for his performances.

The 30-year-old forward tops the Premier League table for most big chances created, beating the likes of Eden Hazard and Mohamed Salah, among others.

Sanchez has gifted his team-mates six big goalscoring opportunities in the total of 505 minutes he has played in the current campaign – which equals to 1.07 per 90 minutes.

The Chilean has been criticised for his below par performances since his move from Arsenal in January last year

Just behind the Red Devils winger sits Bournemouth‘s Ryan Fraser, who created 17 chances.

The Scot, however, has not missed a single Premier League game this season – meaning his big chance per game ratio is at 0.91.

Meanwhile, Chelsea ace Eden Hazard is fifth in the table with a ratio of 0.68.

And, Liverpool star Mohamed Salah, who has scored 13 goals this season, is sixth – creating 0.67 big chance per 90 minutes.

Sanchez was rumoured to be considering leaving Old Trafford earlier this season

Former Gunner Sanchez has faced heavy criticism since his Old Trafford move in January last year.

After his prolific spell at the Emirates, the Chilean has only managed to net four goals and set up nine for the Red Devils.

It was claimed that Arsenal were keen on offloading their star because of doubts over his long-term fitness.

And following a break-up in his relationship with former coach Mourinho, he was also thought to be considering leaving Manchester for Paris Saint-Germain.

Sanchez got an assist in United’s 2-0 victory over Newcastle in his first appearance after recovering from a hamstring injury
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But new United gaffer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revitalised the team since his arrival last month and said he looked forward to working with Sanchez.

Ahead of the FA Cup clash against Reading, the Norwegian revealed the winger was “itching” to play and started the match – days after notching an assist in United’s 2-0 victory over Newcastle.