Alexis Sanchez may have had a season to forget, but the Manchester United forward will be hoping he has more success with his debut film.
The 30-year-old stars in Mi Amigo Alexis, which is released in his native Chile on Thursday.
Executive producer Rocio Jadue told BBC Sport the film was Sanchez’s idea and filming took place last year.
“Everybody loves him [in Chile],” said Jadue. “He is considered a big hero.”
The film, from award-winning director Alejandro Fernandez Almendras, is not a biopic, but tells the story of 12-year-old Tito who accidently meets his idol Sanchez.
“The unexpected friendship between the child and the idol brings teachings for both: Tito discovers his true path in life and Alexis is reunited with the stories from his childhood that make him remember the reason why he loves football,” reads the film’s synopsis.
Sanchez, who is reportedly United’s biggest earner, has struggled with injuries and form since moving to Old Trafford in January 2018 from Arsenal and has been linked with a move this summer.