Alexis Sánchez had been honest enough to admit that his struggles at Manchester United had left him “psychologically exhausted” so it was no surprise to see such an outpouring of emotion as he claimed his first goal for almost two months and only his second for the club. It has been a trying 68 days for the Chile striker since his move from Arsenal but he, like his manager Jose Mourinho, not to mention United supporters, will hope this proves the start of a very belated upward curve. Sánchez also set up Romelu Lukaku for the goal that put United on the way to an ultimately comfortable victory that returned them to second position at Liverpool’s expense and inflicted only a second league defeat on Swansea City since Jan 2. Swansea have been on a fine run of form since the turn of the year but they were second best for long periods here. Like Sánchez, Paul Pogba, dropped for the FA Cup win over Brighton, was restored to the starting line-up and delivered a couple of flashes of inspiration without ever really imposing himself in the way, say, Lukaku did. The Belgium striker now has 100 Premier League goals to… Read full this story
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