Manchester United’s squad has been thinned out over the summer – and one of the players whom Ole Gunnar Solskjaer chose to move on from was Alexis Sanchez.
The superstar Chilean struggled ever since he made the move to Old Trafford, with the Baby Faced Assassin deciding it’d be better to try get away from his hefty wages, albeit only on loan in the short-term.
Anyway, Sanchez headed to Inter Milan to work with Antonio Conte and another ex-Red Devil, Romelu Lukaku. It took him a while to get up to speed, but Sanchez would actually score two on debut to really hit the ground running.
Anyway, today, it came to light that the United loanee has suffered an injury while on international duty with Chile. He’s now left that camp and headed back to Milan – presumably to work on his recovery.
”Alexis Sanchez dislocation of the peroneal tendon of the left ankle with the involvement of the retinaculum.” A state from the Chile national team reads, via Calciomercato.
“The Inter striker immediately leaves the retreat and returns to Milan.”
Honestly, this is the story of his United career. He’d start to play well, give you hope and then get injured and restart the whole process again.
It does feel to me as if Sanchez’s best days are now behind him. The now 30-year-old is low on confidence, struggling for form and quite frankly, looking like a shadow of the sublime player that he was at Arsenal.
Again, it just brings up the fact that players who move to Old Trafford tend to get progressively worse rather than better. Again, it just hits home that the Theatre of Dreams is no longer the attractive proposition it once was for the best footballers on the planet – and it’s seriously sad to see.