Manchester United are doing a good job of responding to critics.

A lot of doubts were placed on United’s chances and their attacking options in particular.

The sale of Romelu Lukaku left the Red Devils with no outright forward as the possible replacements pointed to Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and a young Mason Greenwood.

But many seem to have forgotten a certain Chilean still plays for United.

Alexis Sanchez was not in the squad for his side’s win against Chelsea last weekend and it remains to be seen whether or not he still has a future at the club.

The English transfer window has closed and United didn’t sign any offensive replacements for Romelu Lukaku but people seem to have forgotten about Alexis Sanchez, the out of favour Chilean.

He used to torment defences at Arsenal before moving to Manchester United; supposedly to compete on a higher level with a more ambitious club.

But things didn’t go according to plan.

His form dipped considerably and it went from bad to worse. Now it seems like he can’t get a look in as far as the first-team squad is concerned.

To top it all off, his former side Arsenal finished above Manchester United last season and also went to a European final. It makes you wonder if he wanted to be more ambitious or was simply motivated by the money.

However, when there is life, there is hope and there is still good time for the 30-year-old to find his feet and re-discover his brilliant self at Old Trafford.

His performance at the recently completed Copa America was a glimmer of hope as he did well for his country over the summer.

Not surprisingly, his manager at club level Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes he can perform this season as well.

He may well become Manchester United’s secret weapon this season when he comes into the squad eventually.

In a United side short-staffed of striking options, his experience would come in handy as the season rides on. You never know; he might just force his way back into the starting lineup.

Not to forget, his reputation speaks for itself, especially in the Premier League in terms of what he can do.

Maybe it is unwise for one to judge a player by past glory but we know the good old saying ‘form is temporary, class is permanent’ and it’s no debate that the Chilean on his good day, has class and lots of it.

He is still a world-class player or was as the case may be but at 30 years, he still has one or two seasons to revive his career at Manchester United.