£350,000-a-week Alexis Sanchez de­ter­mined to leave Manch­ester

The Manica Post - - Sport -

ALEXIS Sanchez is closer than ever to an early exit from Manch­ester United fol­low­ing his lat­est snub by Jose Mour­inho.

The Chilean was dropped from the squad for United’s Cham­pi­ons League vic­tory over Young Boys on Tues­day night.

Sanchez only joined United in Jan­uary, as part of a swap deal with Arsenal for Hen­rikh Mkhi­taryan, but does not feel he has a fu­ture at the club un­der Mour­inho.

He was back at train­ing on Thurs­day, as United gath­ered fol­low­ing the last-minute 1-0 win over the Swiss min­nows.

Sanchez was pic­tured driv­ing into Car­ring­ton, sip­ping from a cup of mate tea — a del­i­cacy loved by South Amer­i­can play­ers — and wear­ing a rather grim ex­pres­sion.

He is said to be keen on a move to Paris Saint-Ger­main, who are one of the only clubs able to af­ford any­where close to his bumper deal at Old Traf­ford.

The for­ward, who is paid £350,000 plus bonuses, is eas­ily the high­est paid player at the club.

Af­ter the vic­tory on Tues­day, Mour­inho con­firmed that Sanchez was not in­jured, ef­fec­tively con­firm­ing pub­licly that the player had been dropped.

He said: ‘No, Sanchez is not in­jured. But it’s quite cu­ri­ous you al­ways speak about the ones that are not play­ing.’

Mour­inho was also pic­tured ar­riv­ing at Car­ring­ton on Thurs­day, be­ing driven from his base at the Lowry Ho­tel as usual, turn­ing away from the cam­eras, per­haps con­tem­plat­ing a first meet­ing with Sanchez since his ver­bal barb at the 29-year-old Chilean.

Sanchez was un­veiled to great fan­fare last Jan­uary af­ter the swap with Mkhi­taryan was con­firmed, but he has failed to live up to ex­pec­ta­tion.

He has scored just four times in 30 ap­pear­ances for the Red Devils, with just one goal in the 2018-19 sea­son.

As the other United play­ers ar­rived at train­ing, it was like a who’s-who of foot­ballers who have come in for crit­i­cism from the man­ager.

An­to­nio Va­len­cia is cur­rently out of the first team squad af­ter lik­ing so­cial me­dia posts crit­i­cis­ing Mour­inho, while Mar­cus Rash­ford was one of sev­eral young play­ers re­ferred to when he said young play­ers lacked ‘per­son­al­ity’.

Luke Shaw has suf­fered any num­ber of ver­bal roast­ings off the boss, while An­thony Mar­tial clashed with Mour­inho is the sum­mer af­ter leav­ing the pre-sea­son tour of Amer­ica with­out per­mis­sion to at­tend the birth of his child. — Daliy­mail On­line.

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