Ed Woodward makes embarrassing transfer U-turn on Man Utd flop

Date published: Tuesday 28th January 2020 10:06

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Ed Woodward will recall Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United in the summer because he wants to give the flop another chance at Old Trafford.

According to the Daily Star, United’s executive vice-chairman does not want to see Sanchez sold or loaned to another club and is keen to give the Chile forward another go under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The 31-year-old hit just five goals in 31 appearances across two seasons after signing from Arsenal in January 2018 on a £500,000-a-week deal.

United decided to offload him on loan to Inter last summer, but he he has made only seven appearances this term after suffering an ankle injury which has sidelined him for almost three months.

He has though featured in their last three games, however, and is being reintegrated back into the team.

Inter boss Antonio Conte reacted angrily to reporters who questioned why Sanchez was left on the bench in a draw with Atalanta earlier in the month.

“You mention Sanchez, well gentlemen, players must be fit to play. I am not crazy,” said Conte.

“So, either I am a moron, or I want to hurt myself. I believe one plus one equals two. If you make one plus one equal five…”

Despite Sanchez’s stop, start time in Italt, Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta has declared his delight with Sanchez and in November hinted a permanent deal was likely.



Every competition has some unforeseen events, a big team is needed,” said Marotta.

“However, the first purchase in January will be Alexis Sanchez, who will resume working with his teammates.

“He has proved to be a great player.”

The tabloid though reports that Sanchez will return to United in the summer and he will then have two years remaining on his contract.
Inter’s loan deal for Sanchez did not include an option to buy and Woodward seems keen to keep the player and will not sanction a move for him again.

Apparently the winger will go on United’s pre-season tour with a view to getting back into Solskjaer’s side.


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