What a disaster Alexis Sanchez’s move to Manchester United has been. Indeed, the Daily Star are reporting he’s told his agent he’d take a wage cut to leave Old Trafford after a truly horrific spell at the club for both the player and the fans reading this. If that’s true, he’d be right to request a move and start anew elsewhere.
He’d certainly have to take a wage cut to move away, but most would think Sanchez cares more about regaining the form he showed at Arsenal and being named in the same breath as some of the best attackers in the world once against. It’s just not happened for him at United and sometimes it’s okay to cut your losses and make a change.
He seemed disillusioned under Jose Mourinho. He didn’t receive enough service, and when he did there was a lack of players around him so he’d lose the ball by trying too much. Now, under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the system suits him more, but it seems he’s behind Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in the pecking order.
Still, despite all that’s happened since his move, a player of his quality shouldn’t be sat on the bench.
Solskjaer is perhaps right to have Martial and Rashford playing ahead of him at the minute though. That’s due to their great form but also the Chilean being resigned to the fact he’ll never live up to the expectation placed on him when he arrived. Most United fans have made their mind up on him and mentality that must be hard for the 30-year-old to work back from.
There’d surely be plenty of suitors across Europe who would love to acquire his skills, just as Pep Guardiola and Manchester City did before he chose United, so he’s not a lost cause. He just needs to be the main man at a club again and have players providing him with the service and movement that he works best with.
He still has another two or three years at the very top of his game, so why would he stay at United when, at the moment, they’re not winning trophies or giving him enough minutes?
It’s time for one of the most exciting players in Europe to find his spark again, and he can only do that by forgetting Old Trafford.
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