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Football: Alexis Sanchez is an expensive enigma for Manchester United

Alexis Sanchez will be keen to impress against Liverpool, who once coveted his services.
Alexis Sanchez will be keen to impress against Liverpool, who once coveted his services.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Struggling Sanchez is averaging fewer shots, crosses and passes for United than at Arsenal

It was 2014. Luis Suarez was leaving Liverpool. They wanted a like-for-like replacement.

Brendan Rodgers identified another speedy South American with the potential to prove prolific.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 10, 2018, with the headline 'One costly conundrum'. Print Edition | Subscribe