Manchester United fans endured another disappointing performance by Alexis Sanchez when they were beaten 2-0 by Paris St-Germain on Tuesday in the Champions League.

He came on as a late second half substitute for the injured Jesse Lingard but could not save his team from a painful home defeat.

That has been the regular since the Chilean moved from Arsenal in January 2018; a spell that has seen him score just five goals in 37 appearances.

But despite having had little good showings in the past year, Sanchez had an explanation for this last one.

The 30-year-old confirmed reports he was injured after an assistant referee ran into him as he warmed up on the sidelines.

Sanchez said: "The referee's assistant, when we had a counter-attack, came flying down the line, and I had my foot there and he crashed into me. Bang.

"And I went back to the dugout and I said to [reserve goalkeeper] Sergio Romero: 'I've just been whacked and I'm about to go on'.

"I've got bruising but that's not an excuse for not being on my game in the way that I normally am."

Sanchez has started just three games under Solskjaer, with Frenchman Anthony Martial, 23, preferred on the wing instead.

Sanchez joined United from Arsenal in January 2018 on a four-and-a-half-year deal worth a reported £14m a year.

Now, he says he "worries" people have not seen the best of him yet at Manchester United and says he "would like to have brought more joy to the club".

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