Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has promised that forgotten man Alexis Sanchez will come good when he returns from loan at Inter Milan.
The Chilean endured a torrid time after making his move from Arsenal in January 2018, scoring 5 goals in 45 appearances. Despite being rated as one of the best players in the Premier League at the time of his move, it didn’t take long for fans to realise he was well off the pace – with many attributing his £500,000-a-week wages to his demise in form.
Alexis had such promise when he joined, taking the famous no.7 shirt and rejecting a move to rivals Manchester City in the process. But he will sadly go down as one of the worst transfers in the club’s history, and fans were glad to see the back of him when he eventually transferred to Italy in the summer of 2019.
It seems, however, that we have not seen the end of the forward in a United shirt. During Solskjaer’s latest press-conference, he insisted that Sanchez would return to Old Trafford in the summer and ‘prove you all wrong’.
“Alexis will come back in the summer and prove you all wrong,” said the Norwegian.
Sanchez has struggled with injuries during his spell at Inter, limiting the 31-year-old to just 7 appearances. But Solskjaer’s words will give some hope that he could reignite that fine form we all know he can produce.
Conversely though, Sanchez’s return probably illustrates just how ridiculous his wages are, and how no other club in their right mind would touch such an ageing player who hasn’t played a decent game for two years.