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One big issue Man Utd flop Alexis Sanchez had during Arsenal stint

Alexis Sanchez didn’t just cause headaches at Manchester United, it’s claimed.

The Chile international is on the cusp of a move to Inter Milan after a disastrous 18 months at Old Trafford.

To much fanfare, he arrived at the Theatre of Dreams from Arsenal in January 2018.

But his career as a Red Devil never got going and he looks set to depart having scored just five times in 45 appearances.

In sharp contrast, his record in north London was superb. He scored 80 goals in 160 games for the Gunners.

According to The Athletic , Sanchez wasn’t a popular figure behind the scenes at the Emirates, though.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saw his Man Utd side struggle against Crystal Palace
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saw his Man Utd side struggle against Crystal Palace

“He did not have friends at Arsenal,” a source told the publication.

“He was one of those players who, if we won 1-0 and he had not scored, would come into the dressing room and kick things.

“If he’d scored twice but we’d lost, he’d be absolutely fine. He did not mix with the players. He rarely, if ever, came into the players’ lounge after games.”

It’s suggested Sanchez didn’t mingle with his peers. Even his fellow Spanish speakers were snubbed.

Speaking after United’s 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday, Solskjaer hinted that the experienced forward would be packing his bags.

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“Alexis is a quality player, of course he is,” Solskjaer said. “We don’t have loads of options.

“If there is an offer that is good enough for the club and for him maybe he’ll go.

“If not, he’s still our player and he’s a quality player.

“He’s been training well, as I said before, there’s no doubt about his quality either. So let’s see.”

The Serie A club are expected to pay €5m (£4.5m) of Sanchez’s €12m (£10.3m) for the upcoming season.

Sanchez has played in Italy before. He spent three years at Udinese before switching to Barcelona.

It’s understood Inter will not have an obligation to buy the former Arsenal man.

Original article: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/one-big-issue-man-utd-19030316

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