Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez who is currently on a season long loan with Serie A side Inter Milan reportedly has no plans to return to the Old Trafford club at the end of the season. The Chilean forward was signed from Arsenal in January 2018 with Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading on the other direction.
Sanchez played 45 times for United, scoring five goals and putting in some rather undesirable performances for a player being paid so much to be at the club. Personally, I don’t ever want to see the Chilean darken the doors at Old Trafford, at least representing United. For the money he has been given and the lack of anything shown, his signing was a disaster.
Sanchez has not yet made his debut for Inter Milan, however, he made the bench for the 2-1 victory away to Cagliari last weekend, seeing teammate and former United striker Romelu Lukaku score his second goal of the season, in his second match at the club. To suggest that you do not want to return to your club, before even playing, is pretty silly.
If these words come back to haunt him and he has to return to United, he is going to look pretty stupid, especially if United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave the likes of Tahith Chong, Mason Greenwood, Angel Gomes, even Largie Ramazani chances this season and Sanchez ended up being behind them all in the pecking order.
Solskjaer signed Daniel James from Swansea City this summer, a £15 million signing which could rise to £18 million. In playing four times for the club, spending 285 minutes on the pitch, he has scored three goals, two shy of what Sanchez achieved at the club. Two more goals and he will have done the same as the expensive Chilean.
Corriere dello Sport has reported that Sanchez dreams of staying at Inter longer than this season and wants to line up for the club during the 2020/21 season, which would be great if they were to sign him permanently. However, he would need to perform to get that, something he has not done at United. Questions would surely be asked.
United will obviously have an idea of the fee that they will want for Sanchez, also knowing that they made an agreement for the player’s wages, which will need to be honoured. Maybe they will allow him to leave for free if the players g
Sanchez struggled at United. He scored some good goals, some important goals even, however, he never made himself important at the club, under the management of both Jose Mourinho and Solskjaer, suggesting that it was him that was the problem. Even Gary Neville sees Sanchez as a player that was an ‘absolute disaster’ at the club, saying:
“[Alexis] Sanchez has been an absolute disaster. I have no idea what’s happened to him. There must be two of them.
“The one that’s turned up in Manchester I have no idea who that is.”
Obviously, we’ll see how his season fares and how United’s season fares. I don’t think Solskjaer or his former teammates will miss him, there was literally nothing to miss him for, other than that piano video, which is hilarious now. Imagine being that guy and just not performing. Good riddance to Sanchez, may he never play for United again.