Gary Neville Labels Alexis Sanchez’ Tenure At Manchester United An “Absolute Disaster”

The Club Legend Says United Must Get Rid Of The Forward
10:49, 20 Aug 2019

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has labelled Alexis Sanchez’ tenure with the Red Devils a “disaster,” following the side’s 1-1 draw with Wolves on Monday night.

Sanchez has failed to reignite the scintillating form he produced at Barcelona and Arsenal since his switch to Old Trafford, scoring just five times in 45 appearances, leading to speculation that the 30-year-old could be on his way out of the club, with Inter Milan said to be interested. 

Speaking to Sky Sports, Gary Neville said: "We talk about Alexis Sanchez going to Italy tonight. I welcomed him to United."

"I have no idea what has happened to Alexis Sanchez to the one that we saw playing in Barcelona and at Arsenal for several years.

The one that has turned up in Manchester, I have no idea what it is. I have so much respect for him but they need to get him out of the club.

Despite the questions lingering over Sanchez’s commitment to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team, Neville did add that the future is bright for his former club, should they get rid of some of the wantaway players and bring in more experience.

"It's a transition,” he said, “Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has got four or five players who don't want to be there. He needs to get rid of a couple this year and a couple next year.

"I think at the moment, I look at that team, Wan-Bissaka, De Gea, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw, McTominay, Pogba is still a question, James, Rashford and Lingard. They all want to be at the club.

"Pogba may still want to leave but he's settled down. The team has youth and they play on the counter-attack. It needs three or four experienced players but the young team should develop over the years.

"They need to be ready to pounce when Pep Guardiola leaves Man City."

United return to Premier League action on Saturday when they host Crystal Palace looking for their second win of the new season.