Alexis Sanchez at a Transfer Stance Amid Failure To Improve Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Alexis Sanchez signed for Manchester United from Arsenal back in January 2018, with many believing the Red Devils had secured the services of a player capable of firing them to the Premier League title.

For a while, it looked as if the Chile international would be moving to Manchester City, where Pep Guardiola was keen to secure a reunion with a player he had previously managed at Barcelona.

However, Manchester United ended up signing Sanchez for free – with Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving to the Emirates Stadium in the opposite direction.

Things for the 30-year-old are yet to work out, however.

Sanchez has cut a lost and subdued figure during his time at United and managed to find the net just five times under Jose Mourinho.

Since Solskjaer succeeded Mourinho back in December, he has coaxed the best from just about nearly player.

Romelu Lukaku is back in the goals, Paul Pogba now resembles an £89million footballer and even Andreas Pereira, a midfielder who has struggled for minutes, has picked up.

Sanchez, though, remains dire.

A goal against Arsenal in January suggested he could yet salvage his United career. Certainly, it was one of his finest performances in a red shirt yet.

But he continues to toil and was overshadowed by Diogo Dalot during Saturday’s stirring win over Southampton at Old Trafford.

Despite that, though, the Manchester Evening News say United are reluctant to cut Sanchez loose and give up on their No 7.

And that is because the trouble they will have offloading him come the end of the season.

City would be unlikely to pursue a deal again given Sanchez’s nightmare time at Old Trafford.

And European giants Real Madrid, Barcelona and PSG may be deterred by the player’s huge wages. Sanchez, according to some publications, is claimed to earn nearly £500,000-a-week.

Express Sport understands the figure is considerably lower, closer the £350,000-a-week barrier.

But Sanchez has failed to sparkle – irrespective of his wages – and must now up the ante or face being discarded as another United transfer mistake.

Meanwhile, Solskjaer admitted that Sanchez may have damaged his ligaments during the Southampton win.

The United boss said: “We don’t know yet. He got a knock on his knee.

“It might be his ligaments. We’ll do the scan tomorrow. Hopefully, it won’t be too bad but we won’t know until we’ve done the scans.

“Of course, we’ll have to wait until then.”

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