Alexis Sanchez' time at Manchester United may have been little short of an unmitigated disaster, but it is clear that the Chile international still knows his way to goal - although it was not all good news for him on Saturday.
Sanchez spent a disastrous 18 months with United after moving from Arsenal in a deal that also took Henrikh Mkhitaryan to the Emirates Stadium.
He managed just five goals in 45 appearances in all competitions, failing to show his best form under either Jose Mourinho or Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before moving to Inter on loan this summer.
Making his full debut as Inter beat Sampdoria 3-1 on Saturday, however, the forward (briefly) scored twice in the first 22 minutes to give Antonio Conte's men a commanding lead early on.
Sanchez may have been rather fortunate to get the credit for the first goal, after Stefano Sensi's shot struck him on its way to goal and went in off the post, but there was no argument over his second, an instinctive first-time finish again from a Sensi effort.
The second half, alas, was not quite as positive for Alexis.
His first goal of the afternoon was revised and given to Sensi, and just two minutes after the restart he received a second yellow card for diving in the area, meaning his debut proved rather shorter than expected.
That red moreover leaves him suspended for Inter's crunch top of the table clash next weekend against Juventus next Sunday, and United fans in particular took some consolation in his woes after suffering through the forward's apparent rebirth away from Old Trafford.
Alexis sanchez is the new balotelli pic.twitter.com/NXL9cugD1k— Rini Lover (@Borini_Lover) September 28, 2019
Meanwhile in Italy, Alexis Sanchez has scored twice in 25 minutes on his first start for Inter. It's been a performance filled with leadership and attacking verve.— Colossus Bets (@ColossusBets) September 28, 2019
Been saying for ages, that's exactly the sort of player Man Utd should try to sign. pic.twitter.com/mKgy6Y9JG2
United pays Alexis £260,000 per week to live in Milan and enjoy the football. My club is a Ponzi scheme.— Not that Vinay (@fi_utd) September 28, 2019
Alexis Sanchez balling at Inter so we might actually be able to sell him at the end of the season 🙌🏽🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/iRzCx0xL8a— RiZzy🔴 (@RiZzyUTD) September 28, 2019
Alexis Sanchez on the Score Sheet for inter Milan........ Man U fans be like pic.twitter.com/Ai3KIaLZmi— VICKY (@OLUWAVICKY) September 28, 2019
Alexis Sanchez has two goals in two minutes on his full debut for Inter Milan. That, dear followers, is just pure Manchester United Football Club— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) September 28, 2019
Alexis Sanchez was the best player in the league at Arsenal with Hazard, always perform for Chile and now he’s scored two goals on his full debut for Inter in two minutes. He just went to Manchester United to destroy the club. Alexis Sanchez appreciation tweet lmaoo— Aubazettes (@Aubazettes) September 28, 2019
Alexis Sanchez with a brace on his full debut for Inter... And mate Romelu Lukaku cheering in front of the bench.— Kristof Terreur 📰🎥 (@HLNinEngeland) September 28, 2019
Alexis Sanchez debut for Inter: Scores two goals, one of them is given to Sensi due to a technicality and then he gets sent off very early in the second half.— hash (@hashim0307) September 28, 2019
Man Utd fans seeing Alexis Sanchez score a brace for Inter Milan but then seeing that he got sent off for diving pic.twitter.com/PdCf5oVHh0— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) September 28, 2019