‘It was a traumatic, very torturous year’: Alexis Sanchez had a hard time with Manchester United and Inter Milan, according to Chile’s manager … before supporting £ 400,000 a week winger to recover in the future
- The Manchester United attacker is being loaned this season with Serie A outfit Inter Milan
- Alexis Sanchez appears to be returning to Manchester United after a poor loan period
- He struggled to revive his form of Arsenal while playing at Inter Milan
- Sanchez, who makes £ 400,000 a week, only scored five goals in 45 games
Alexis Sanchez has had a difficult year, according to his Chilean boss Reinaldo Rueda.
The Manchester United forward is loaned to Inter Milan, where he has been in and out of the squad with injuries.
“It was a traumatic, very tortuous year for him. Since leaving Arsenal and his first year with Manchester United, ”the Chilean boss told SPORT.
The Manchester United attacker is loaned to Inter Milan, where he has had a burning time
Alexis Sanchez has had a difficult year, according to his Chilean boss Reinaldo Rueda
“He came to the Copa America in Brazil and was then unlucky with the injury in the friendly match against Colombia in Alicante. That loan to Inter was nearly thwarted and the pandemic came when he recovered.
“I expect all this to pass soon, because he is a great professional, has a great attitude in training and will maintain a high reputation for any club that gives him a chance.
“He still has to show a lot of top-level football.”
Sanchez, who earns £ 400,000 a week, has scored only five goals in 45 games for United since the move of Arsenal and Solskjaer were comfortable, with both the Chilean and Romelu Lukaku, the latter having a fixed deal, last switched to Inter Milan summer.
His contract with Old Trafford runs until June 2022, and given the sheer size of his pay, it can be difficult to move him if he digs his heels in.
West Ham is reportedly interested in taking him over, but his wages are unlikely to take a first-gear deal and Solskjaer could be forced to find a way to reintegrate Sanchez into the lap.