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Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez Attempts Panenka Penalty, Fails Miserably

Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez Attempts Panenka Penalty, Fails Miserably

About Alexis Sanchez's penalty...

Sanchez has been enduring a somewhat nightmare spell of late at Manchester United, failing to impress under Jose Mourinho.

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He's been playing second fiddle to United's attacking talent, mainly featuring off the bench.

But Sanchez got minutes under his belt on the international scene, starting for Chile against Costa Rica.

However, he was unable to inspire a victory with Costa Rica securing a 3-2 victory. Sanchez, though, did find the back of the net and could have had another if it wasn't for a embarrassing penalty.

Sanchez won his team a penalty and ended up taking the spot-kick himself.

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He attempted a Panenka but fluffed his lines, poking it horribly straight down the middle with the keepers stretched out leg preventing a goal.

Check it out for yourself (skip to 9 minute mark):

Not great.

It appears Sanchez is very low on confidence. A sentiment echoed by his former boss, Arsene Wenger.

The former Arsenal manager reckons he's lost his confidence.

"I believe he has lost confidence," he said.

Image: PA
Image: PA
Image: PA
Image: PA

Wenger added: "The strength of Alexis Sanchez is to take initiative to dribble and to take people on.

"Those are the players who are most vulnerable when they lose confidence their game is based on that and having that feeling to take initiative, he has lost that slowly.

"Since the start of the season he had a high level of physical energy but he has lost that as well.

"Certainly he is refreshed now because Mourinho left him out for a while."

Chile have one more fixture before Sanchez returns to United. They host Honduras next Wednesday.

Topics: Football News, Chile, Football, Alexis Sanchez

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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