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Alexis Sanchez is a shadow of the player he was at Arsenal, says Rio Ferdinand

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Rio Ferdinand tears into Alexis Sanchez after Man Utd's Champions League exit
Alexis Sanchez struggled in Manchester United’s defeat to Sevilla. (AP Photo)

Rio Ferdinand believes Alexis Sanchez is a shadow of the player he was at Arsenal and says the Chilean appears to have lost his talent since leaving Arsene Wenger’s side.

Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday after after slipping to a 2-1 defeat at home to Sevilla.

Wissam Ben Yedder’s quick-fire double handed Sevilla a huge advantage, while Romelu Lukaku’s late strike was not enough to spark a comeback from Jose Mourinho’s side.

Sanchez, meanwhile, endured another frustrating evening at Old Trafford and struggled to make an impact in United’s attack.

The Chilean has failed to find his best form since his move from Arsenal in the January transfer window and Ferdinand says the forward ‘looks like a stranger’ at United.

Soccer Football - Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg - Manchester United vs Sevilla - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - March 13, 2018 Manchester United???s Alexis Sanchez looks dejected REUTERS/David Klein
Sanchez looks like a stranger at United, says Rio Ferdinand. (Reuters)

‘Sanchez, for one, he just looks a shadow of the player he was.

‘When he was at Arsenal, he was the player everyone looked to for inspiration.

‘He just looks like a stranger now.

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Soccer Football - Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg - Manchester United vs Sevilla - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - March 13, 2018 Manchester United???s Alexis Sanchez looks dejected after the match REUTERS/David Klein
Sanchez has failed to find his form since leaving Arsenal. (Reuters)

‘When you go to a new team and play, you don’t lose all your talent.

‘That’s what it just seems like at the moment, and in some ways I just feel sorry for him.

‘It’s not going for him and it’s not going for other players as well.

‘That’s the way it’s going for them all, the whole lot of them, they were shocking.’

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