Reports in Chile suggest that Manchester United ‘regret’ signing Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal during the January window (via The Mirror).
With fans protesting the manager, weekly defeats and players who don’t show up for training, there isn’t much for Arsenal fans to be optimistic about these days.
However, many could enjoy some form of Schadenfreude from the reports coming out of Chile this morning regarding Alexis Sanchez.
The 29-year-old moved from Arsenal to Manchester United in the January transfer window in a deal which included Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the other way.
Now, El Pais claims that Manchester United regret signing the forward for a number of very important reasons.
- Agent of exiled Mesut Ozil warns Arsenal that the truth will be revealed
- Arsenal overtaken by new frontrunners to sign Houssem Aouar in January
- Ex-Arsenal star favouring a move to America’s MLS to restart career
A lot was made of the ridiculous wage structure being given to Alexis Sanchez and, it seems that those wages are having a negative effect on the dressing room.
Players like Paul Pogba are allegedly already looking for an increase in their weekly salaries to fall further in line with Sanchez’s.
The report also suggests that the United board regrets not simply waiting to sign the player for free in the summer once his Arsenal contract expired and losing Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the process.
It was a big decision to let Alexis Sanchez leave Arsenal for Manchester United in the January window but if these reports are anything to go by, it could prove well. As of now, the deal appears to more closely resemble Fernando Torres’ move from Liverpool to Chelsea than Robin Van Persie’s transfer from Arsenal to United.