Manchester United and Alexis Sanchez has been a match made in hell. Big things were expected from the Red Devils #7, but the Chile international has failed to deliver.
The negative impact Sanchez has had on United on the whole cannot be understated. Not only are his poor performances affecting the dressing room, his huge weekly wage is wreaking havoc – as other members of the squad (rightly) are demanding they be paid in line with what he earns.
For Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, it’s all about preparing for the new season. Today, the Baby Faced Assassin met the media before his team take on Perth Glory this weekend. There was an important injury update given on the 30-year-old Sanchez…
“I don’t think Alexis’s injury was too bad,” Solskjaer told ManUtd.com.
“When he’s due back is three weeks after his last game, so that will be just after we come back from tour. I would expect him to be fit enough to play straightaway and train straightaway.”
Thankfully, it doesn’t seem as though he’ll be out for long following the problem he picked up in Chile’s Copa America semi-final, but Sanchez will be having next-to-no pre-season, meaning he’ll be starting the campaign short on fitness.
Whether he begins the term at United or elsewhere remains to be seen, but right now, there’s seemingly been no real interest in Sanchez. Heck, can you blame clubs for not wanting to make their move? Only a handful can afford his hefty wages, even fewer will believe he’s still got what it takes to play at the highest level…