Pundit Danny Murphy thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a “big mistake” when he let Alexis Sanchez leave Manchester United this summer.
Sanchez was one of the most expensive transfer mistakes in history when he joined United from Arsenal in exchange for Henrikh Mkhitaryan in January 2018.
The Chilean was given the biggest wage in Premier League history for little return, and joined Inter Milan on a season-long loan in the summer.
Sanchez’s exit has left United thin on the ground up front and Murphy has explained why he thinks Solskjaer should have kept Sanchez at the club.
“Some serious questions need to be asked on how United let both Lukaku and Sanchez leave without being replaced,” Murphy told Sportingbet.
“There’s next to no strength and depth at the club, so there’s not much they can change.
“The pressure is starting to pile up on a select few players to deliver and that pressure increase after every loss.
“It was a big mistake letting Sanchez leave. He hadn’t had a great time at Utd, but I feel Mourinho played a big part in that and this could have been a fresh season for him.
“He’s not a player that had to prove himself, everyone is aware what he can deliver when firing on all cylinders.
“In these situations, you need to have your experienced players in the changing room and Utd have lost two big figures in Sanchez and Lukaku, without replacing them.”