Sanchez ‘had £20k wager with Rojo’ that Jose would be fired

Date published: Friday 21st December 2018 8:51

Alexis Sanchez privately bet Manchester United team-mate Marcos Rojo £20,000 that the club would sack Jose Mourinho, according to reports.

Mourinho’s two-and-a-half year tenure at Old Trafford came to an end on Tuesday morning following a run of two wins in eight matches in all competitions.

Their 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at the weekend left United in sixth position, 11 points off the top four and 19 points adrift of Jurgen Klopp’s men, who occupy the Premier League summit.

The Portuguese boss fell out with a number of players during his time at the club – most notably Paul Pogba – with his reputation in the dressing room rumoured to be at an all-time low towards the end of his stay.

And The Sun claims that Sanchez sent a message to a group WhatsApp that contained a number of his United team-mates claiming to have won a private bet with Rojo on Mourinho’s sacking.

The Chilean, who reportedly earns £505,000-a-week, now reportedly wants £20,000 off his fellow South American team-mate for correctly predicting Mourinho’s demise.

Sanchez is said to have messaged the group saying: “I told you so!! Patience is all it takes. Rojo you owe me £20k.”

The 30-year-old joined the Red Devils from Arsenal a year ago and has failed to hit the ground running at Old Trafford with only one goal in 12 appearances this season.

It’s a long way from the form he showed at the Emirates Stadium where he was one of the Gunners key men, knocking in almost a goal every two matches.

 

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