Last season, the signing of Alexis Sanchez, from Arsenal, raised a few eyebrows, for two reasons.
Firstly, because many believed that the Chilean was, as is often said, the final piece in Jose Mourinho’s United jigsaw.
Secondly, because in ensuring that Sanchez became a United player, the club had to agree to a contract that saw the Chilean become, by far, the highest earner at the club.
But, it should be pointed out that the high salary was offset by the fact the fee to sign the player was minimal.
However, according to the respected news source, the Times, Sanchez is looking for the Old Trafford exit after the move has turned sour.
Seemingly, with Sanchez far from being a regular in the first team, the Chilean is feeling lonely and somewhat isolated.
If that is the case and Sanchez truly does want to leave Manchester United, then the correct decision, in my view, is to move him on.
At 29-years-of-age, Sanchez would still be capable of attracting a decent transfer fee whilst also attracting attention from some of Europe’s other top clubs.
Furthermore, a point that was perhaps overlooked when Sanchez signed last season, is that his arrival hindered the chances of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial to continue their development.
Here at Vital Manchester United, we readily accept that all transfers can be hit-and-miss, it appears that the deal that brought the Chilean to our neck of the woods is veering towards the miss category.
It’s a shame, but that’s life!