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Andy Cole compares Alexis Sanchez to Fernando Torres

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The Chilean has struggled for form since arriving at Old Trafford.
PA | 1mo

Andy Cole is confident faltering Alexis Sanchez will eventually come good and show his true quality.

Signed to much fanfare from Arsenal 16 months ago, the 30-year-old has got nowhere near repaying the club's faith and his eye-watering pay packet.

Sanchez managed just two goals across 27 appearances in all competitions for United in 2018-19, leading to widespread talk of the club cutting their losses this summer.

Treble hero Cole knows all about finding the net at Old Trafford and is confident the Chilean will bounce back, even if the current situation reminds him of Fernando Torres' disappointing time at Chelsea after leaving Liverpool.

Andy Cole scored 121 goals in 275 appearances for Manchester United (PA)

Asked if Sanchez will come good at United next season, the former striker told Press Association Sport: "That's the million dollar question because there's noises that he might not be there, whatever.

"Sanchez is a bit like the Torres thing. You know, when Torres left Liverpool and went to Chelsea, all of a sudden he wasn't the same individual and left everyone scratching their head.

"I think the situation with Sanchez now has got everyone scratching their head.

"That's what I like because sometimes people get jobs and they believe 'I am on higher platform to you now' or whatever. But, no, because we're all equal.

"But to stand there and to speak to Ole, it was fantastic to look at him and say 'wow, now your manager of Manchester United and fair play to you – you've done so well taking the job'.

"Yeah, towards the back end of the season it tapered off a little bit, but he's got a big summer ahead of him and a new campaign he can look forward to."

Cole and Solskjaer will have the chance to catch up on Sunday when they play for Manchester United Legends against Bayern Munich Legends at Old Trafford, 20 years on from sealing the Treble with a last-gasp 2-1 win in the Champions League final on May 26, 1999.

"It's not something I've really thought about until the past six months," Cole added."I look back and I think to myself 'Jesus, what I've been through'

"And 20 years later we have the opportunity to all show up together, most probably have this last game together after doing something so special 20 years ago, it's just a great feeling. A fantastic feeling.

:: Tickets for the Treble Reunion game are available on 0161 868 800 or visiting www.manutd.com/treblereunion



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