According to The Daily Mirror, members of the Manchester United board have admitted regretting the decision to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in the January transfer window.
Spanish publication El Pais report that, at a recent meeting with rival Premier League executives, unnamed members of the United hierarchy confessed regret about signing the Chilean striker, citing three main reasons.
Firstly, the player would have been considerably cheaper to sign in the summer, whereas United were forced to pay Sanchez a large signing-on fee and costly agent’s fees into the bargain. Secondly, his huge wages, which have had an unsettling effect on the United dressing room, and upset the existing wage structure at the club. Finally, at 29, Sanchez is at the peak of his playing career, and has probably only got a few more years at that level, before he begins to decline.
Sanchez has endured a difficult start to life at Old Trafford and has scored only once so far in seven appearances for United.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.