It’s been an annus horribilis and a half for Chile’s iconic leader Alexis Sanchez, who is known as the “Nino Maravilla” — wonder-kid — in his homeland.
Chile’s most capped player of all time and record goalscorer, Sanchez is so popular in the South American country that he even stars in a film about himself that was released in Chile last month.
Having helped Chile win the last two Copa America competitions — including the one-off 100-year celebration Centenario in the United States in 2016 — a statue of him has even been erected in his home town Tocopilla.
But it’s been an otherwise dreadful last 18 months for the Manchester United winger on the pitch. Read more