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Graeme Souness asks: "Where was Alexis Sanchez" during Manchester United's win over Chelsea
Last Updated: 26/02/18 9:57am
Graeme Souness criticised Alexis Sanchez following his performance for Manchester United against Chelsea on Super Sunday.
The Chilean signed for United last month from Arsenal after a long, drawn-out contract dispute.
Sanchez made an impact on his home debut for United, scoring in their win over Huddersfield, but he has failed to score in four subsequent games, including against Chelsea - a game United won 2-1 courtesy of a winning goal from Jesse Lingard.
Fluency going forward has been an issue for United and Souness admits he has not seen enough from United's new man to warrant the hoo-ha surrounding his capture.
"His career hasn't got going at United yet," Souness told Sky Sports.
"Every time I watch him, I think 'where are you' - when he was at Arsenal he was being the difference.
"Today he was absent, I can't think of a single thing he did in the game."
Souness was also left frustrated with Alvaro Morata's showing for Chelsea.
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The 25-year-old striker has been hampered by hamstring and back issues but was handed his first Premier League start since January 13 against Leicester. However, he looked sluggish and missed a golden opportunity to put his team in front early on when he smashed an effort off the crossbar.
On the one occasion he did find the net with a finish, an offside flag narrowly denied Chelsea an equaliser.
In his pre-match column for the Sunday Times, Souness admitted he would rather have Romelu Lukaku leading the line for his team than Morata.
And he took a similar stance in his post-match analysis, criticising the Spaniard's performance in comparison to Lukaku's.
"I think he's a near-miss man," he said.
"Can they give him another year to settle? Can big teams wait that long?
"His general play wasn't good enough. You swap those centre-forwards around today and Chelsea win the game."