Pundit believes superstar 30-year-old will leave United this summer

Manchester United continued their excellent form over the weekend; beating a spirited Southampton side 3-2 at Old Trafford.

The game itself was exciting throughout, although there was some more bad news for the Red Devils; who lost Alexis Sanchez with a serious-looking knee injury.

Our 30-year-old Chilean just cannot catch a break at the moment, but it’s fair to say he hasn’t helped himself after some sub-par performances…

The displays have been that bad, there is already talk of Sanchez leaving Old Trafford – less than eighteen months after arriving from Arsenal.

Sky Sports News’ Charlie Nicholas has had his say on the situation and he even went as far as saying that United are ‘running down the clock’ and will let Sanchez leave Old Trafford this summer…

“It’s been a shocker,” he told¬†Nicholas told Sky Sports. “I watched Manchester United with interest at the weekend. Marcus Rashford played out wide of the right and when Romelu Lukaku is fit, he looks sharp.

“It looks like he’s trimmed a few pounds off him so the sharpness has returned so he’s the one that scares me, and Rashford’s pace.”

“I think they’re running down the clock with Sanchez. I think he’ll be gone in the summer – that’s the reality.

“They’ll look at things and say ‘what have you done? Not very much’, and he gets injured a lot these days. You have to look at what United have got coming through and they’ve just given Martial a new deal so when he’s fit, he’ll be playing.

Honestly, I’d love to disagree with everything that Nicholas is saying, but I just can’t. He looks a shadow of his former self which is majorly disappointing. It wasn’t that long ago when Sanchez was amongst the best players in the Premier League…

Sometimes, it just doesn’t work out for players in certain situations. This is clearly one of those times and it does make sense to let Sanchez leave. He’s obviously a brilliant player and although it’ll be disappointing to see him move elsewhere and tear it up – that’s just the reality of the situation…

I wouldn’t be wholly against giving him another year, but when he’s on such huge wages, perhaps it’s right to sell him now and invest that money in other areas of the squad.


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