Alexis Sanchez involved in a training bust up, could train with Manchester United reserves
Written by: Tushaar Sachdeva
The Chilean joined the Red Devils in January 2018 in a swap deal with the Gunners.
In a recent turn of events, one of the highest-paid players in the Premier League, Alexis Sanchez, could be forced to train with Manchester United's reserves after the boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to keep him in his plans.
The Chilean came to Old Trafford in January 2018 under Jose Mourinho for a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and has been the highest-paid player at the club with £500,000-a-week.
The Sun reported that AS Roma are interested in signing him on loan but are reluctant to pay his huge salary and the Red Devils may have to hare the burden to get him out. Nevertheless, if they fail to offload him then the club will have to pay £8.6m until the next transfer window.
The winger proved to be a negative influence behind the scenes too during Jose Mourinho’s reign.
The 30-year-old was also involved in a training bust-up with academy graduate Mason Greenwood after returning from the Copa America. He also played a behind-closed-doors friendly against Blackburn Rovers in the pre-season and his fitness level is behind United’s squad, as per Solskjaer.
"Alexis has come in and trained well," Solskjaer said before their first Premier League game last week.
"He’s four or five weeks behind the boys and has not played apart from the one behind closed doors here, so I think he’ll see this as an opportunity as well to make his mark. ‘I do expect him to stay, there’s a striker there we think is going to be able to score some goals."
Published: Wed Aug 14, 2019 02:05 PM IST