Since signing for United, things have not been easy for Sanchez.
The former Arsenal skipper has struggled at Old Trafford ever since his Arsenal exit 15 months ago.
Sanchez is currently sidelined with a knee injury as his United future hangs in the balance.
But as he steps up his recovery for the final games of the season, the Chilean has been spotted sporting a rather unusual
One United fan posted a picture of Sanchez on Twitter with the caption: “Alexis Sanchez with a
And it appears the media in South America are very interested in the 30-year-old’s new look.
So much so, Chilean newspaper La Cuarta have interviewed a psychologist to get to the bottom of why Sanchez has decided to sport the facial hair.
“The physical transformation of course also relates to your present,” Andrea Lopez, a psychologist from Universidad Bernardo O’Higgins, told the publication.
“In the stages of crisis you begin to question your identity, they are search instances.