The Barcelona contradicted the normal perceptions of his game with a deft little header in a match which saw both Chile and Ecuador qualify for the World Cup in Brazil next summer.
Sanchez has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford, as a possible left wing solution due to the inconsistency of Nani and Ashley Young and the inexperience of youngster Adnan Januzaj.
A draw would have benefited both sides last night but Chile setup with a very attacking outlook and dominated the opening spell of the match, which eventually produced a good cross that allowed Sanchez’ finish.
It was an interesting battle between himself and current United winger Antonio Valencia and if the Chilean continues to be so effective in the final third, it could be much harder for United to buy him from Barcelona than they think.
He’s now sitting on a record of seven goals and five assists from 18 appearances this season for club and country.
Take a look at the goal below.