HARRY PRATT COLUMN: Alexis Sanchez to Man Utd switch puts Riyad Mahrez behaviour to shame

Alexis Sanchez may have divided opinion with his move to Old Trafford – a deal dripping in monstrous amounts of money – but few can deny there is the rarest football fever burning inside the Chilean’s soul.

What’s so special about a tap in on the rebound from your own missed penalty?

Well, apart from it capping a fine Theatre of Dreams debut for Sanchez, not a lot.

But then I’m not actually talking about his sharp finish which sealed United’s 2-0 win over thuggish Huddersfield Town at the weekend.

No, my focus is on the moment when Romelu Lukaku scored United’s 55th-minute opener, wheeled away to soak up the fans’ praise – and was caught by this mad, leaping, grinning figure… his new attacking partner in crime.

Sanchez, you see, wants to be first to absolutely everything on the pitch.

To a loose ball. To take a free kick. To launch an attack. To tackle back. To win a penalty. To take a penalty. To score a goal.

And, yet, should he not be first to hit the back of the net, you can guarantee he will be first on the scene to congratulate whoever has beaten him to the punch.

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