Manchester United news: Alexis Sanchez ‘could stay’ at Old Trafford with no other club able to afford his hug

STAYING PUT

The Chile international has endured a torrid time at Man United and netted just twice in 27 matches last season

Manchester United could be stuck with Alexis Sanchez as no other club can afford his mammoth £500,000-a-week wages.

Sanchez has become an expensive liability at United having failed to make any sort of impact over the past 18 months since he moved from Arsenal, scoring just twice last season and being ravaged by constant injury.

Alexis Sanchez is on a huge £500,000-a-week

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Alexis Sanchez is on a huge £500,000-a-week

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not see the Chile international in his long-term plans and reports in May claimed the club could have to pay the forward £12million for him NOT to play for them in 2019/20.

According to the Daily Mirror, Inter Milan were interested in taking Sanchez on a season-long loan, but United would still have to pay half his wages – £250,000-a-week.

And it is understood the Red Devils are seriously struggling to find any potential buyers for their flop.

Currently on Copa America duty, Sanchez, 30, has been in excellent form for his country, scoring in a 2-1 win over Ecuador to send his nation through to the quarter-final.

It was his second goal of the tournament, having also netted against Japan and Chile coach Reinaldo Rueda said he never had any doubts about Sanchez.

Sanchez has looked like a player reborn in the Copa America

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Sanchez has looked like a player reborn in the Copa America

“It’s not easy to explain, but Alexis has come here and shown a lot of commitment and perhaps in Manchester he does not have the emotional bond he has with his team mates here, that affection,” Rueda told a news conference.

“He’s had bad fortune because Manchester United have had problems for a while, so he does not have the structure he has here. He has also had injuries, he’s lacked consistency, he has lacked continuity.”

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