Ex-Man Utd man explains why Sanchez move is a ‘bad deal’

Date published: Tuesday 3rd September 2019 11:17

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Louis Saha thinks Manchester United’s decision to allow Alexis Sanchez to join Inter Milan on loan was a mistake.

The 30-year-old arrived at United to a huge fanfare in January 2018 in a swap deal that saw out-of-favour Henrikh Mkhitaryan head to Arsenal.

But flashes of early promise swiftly petered out and Sanchez heads to Inter Milan having scored a meagre five goals in 45 appearances.

“It’s a strange one,” Saha told Stadium Astro. “I think Alexis got to a point where his confidence dropped.

“The terms of the agreement show he needed to move.

“He’s a great player with an abundance of skills and passion. But he couldn’t deliver for United, so having a deal where United pays is a bad deal.

“You would think he could remain there and help the side but mentally it was too exhausting.

“That’s why he wanted to move – he didn’t feel appreciated. It was really hard for him. The decision is not sustainable.”


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