Until this morning, I completely forgot that Alexis Sanchez was a Manchester United player. Quite frankly, I’ve tried to block his time at Old Trafford out of my mind as it has been horrendously bad.
Well, Sanchez still has two years to run on his current deal worth a huge £450,000-a-week. According to the Evening Standard, he’s not going anywhere. Apparently, United are ‘facing a fresh battle’ with the 31-year-old this summer, with the player refusing to take a pay-cut.
Understandably, those astronomical wages are making it tough to find a buyer for United. Heck, why on earth wouldn’t Sanchez want to collect almost half-a-million quid a week to play on loan at Inter Milan. After all, that’s money the Reds committed to paying him so it’s their own fault.
After an injury-hit campaign with the Serie A giants, a return to Old Trafford is the most likely option right now, despite Sanchez’s preference to return to the Italian outfit.
Honestly, this has just been an absolute mess throughout. I don’t think it’s a stretch to say this transfer cost Jose Mourinho his job, while it definitely set Anthony Martial back a year or so.
At this stage, the only option for the Reds is to just bite the bullet, pay him his wages and let him walk away for free in 2022.