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As Alexis Sanchez struggles, here's 7 other big-name Manchester United flops

A hefty transfer fee hasn't always meant a successful career at Old Trafford

He may have arrived at Manchester United on a free transfer, but Alexis Sanchez's Old Trafford career can still be classed as an expensive flop so far.

Reportedly the highest paid player in the Premier League, Sanchez has scored only three goals in 23 appearances since joining from Arsenal in January, and was taken off in the second half against Wolves at the weekend as United were unable to break down a resolute defence.

This has been a constant theme for United in 2018 - plenty of huff and puff, particularly from Sanchez, but no end product. The Chilean has lost his spark, and how long will it be before he loses his starting spot on a regular basis?

He's certainly not alone in struggling at United after a high-profile move. Among the current squad the likes of Luke Shaw and Marouane Fellaini have had their difficulties. However, bigger names have also suffered down the years.

Take a look through our slideshow above to see which players endured a nightmare time after promising so much.


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Updated: September 24, 2018 12:55 PM