Alexis Sanchez needs regular match action either at Manchester United or elsewhere, says Chile great Ivan Zamorano.Sanchez left Arsenal for United in January 2018 but has struggled to find his best form at Old Trafford, starting just nine Premier League games last season and scoring once.The 30-year-old has continued to score for Chile, though, netting twice so far at the Copa America, yet Zamorano believes the rust from his club campaign has still been evident in the wins over Japan and Ecuador. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And the former Chile star wants Sanchez, who has been linked with Juventus, to be a starter wherever he begins next term.”What’s best for [Sanchez] is to play – wherever he can, be it at Manchester United or any other team,” Zamorano told Omnisport.”The important thing is for him to be constantly competing. I talk from my experience. Sometimes when you’re abroad and you’re not playing, it is hard to regain the level.”We’ve seen it. Alexis hasn’t played in Manchester for a long time, but the second he puts on the Chilean shirt, he’s different. That’s what we like.”No matter how you are doing at your team, we hope at the moment you put on the Chilean shirt you give your best, and that’s what Alexis is doing.”I’m very happy to see him regaining his level and to see him being a vital part of Chile, being a protagonist in South America again.”Sanchez was set to be assessed for an ankle injury ahead of Monday’s clash against Uruguay, with Chile having already sealed their progression out of Group C.Man Utd have already brought in Daniel James from Swansea after the 21-year-old impressed with his pace in wide areas for the Championship side last season.James will provide extra competition for Sanchez next term with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said to be keen to reshape his squad with young players. Senior players Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba could to depart Old Trafford this summer, with Ander Herrera having already departed following the expiration of his contract.James could get his first competitive opportunity for the Red Devils in their opening Premier League game against Chelsea on August 11.
Christmas may be over, but with all of the work and time that San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing Company has put into their annual Christmas Ale, it’s something to stock up on and celebrate year-round.In 2017, Anchor released the 43rd iteration of the Anchor Christmas Ale. Each year, a new recipe is written, but the beer is always meant to provide a holiday celebration, says brewmaster Scott Ungermann. In addition to the beer inside, the label itself changes annually, highlighting a different tree.The most recent iteration showcases the Santa Lucia fir, which can only found along the central California coast. The design comes courtesy of artist James Stitt, who has drawn the Christmas Ale labels since 1975. This, Ungermann says, not only helps to symbolize the winter solstice, but it also gives collectors something new to look for year after year.Available from November and through January (there’s still time to get yours!), Christmas Ale is full of cacao, toffee, nuts, honey, and herbal spice flavors. The spice levels this year, however, are less than years past, allowing other ingredients to shine through, Ungermann says. Anchor also added more specialty malts, including some that were used for the very first time at the brewery. The exact ingredients are held close to the vests of just a few brewers.“This year’s Christmas Ale has a strong malt profile that is enhanced with wintry spices,” Ungermann said. “This is the third year in a row that we peeled back the layers of spices, taking some ingredients out and making those remaining stand out even more.”While you can drink it now, it is also highly encouraged to save some of the Christmas ale so that you can do a vertical tasting. Once you’ve collected a few years’ worth of ales, invite some friends over and pop them open to see how the spices have evolved over time.Throughtout the years, the new recipes have increased the beer’s alcohol level, going from 5.5-percent ABV two years ago to-6.7 percent for the 2017 version. Anchor suggests settling in next to a fire to enjoy this Christmas Ale, as one might enjoy a holiday cocktail, or pouring next to a classic feast of roasted turkey (here’s your excuse to whip up another holiday meal before next December). Editors’ Recommendations The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall Guinness Shoots For the Moon With a New Beer The Best Oktoberfest Beers to Sip On This Season