Real reason revealed behind Arsenal star’s controversial Man Utd move

Date published: Thursday 11th October 2018 2:14

Arsene Wenger opposed allowing Alexis Sanchez to leave Arsenal and join Manchester United, according to a report.

The Chile international finally moved to Old Trafford in January of this year following a drawn-out transfer saga.

According to Bleacher Report, Wenger never wanted Alexis to depart – partially down to regret over the move that saw Robin van Persie leave for Old Trafford.

However, the Arsenal squad had different ideas, as Sanchez’s ‘petulant’ attitude “made his departure all the easier for all his team-mates”.

After a slow start to his United career last winter it was expected that the former Arsenal man would look refreshed with a full pre-season at Old Trafford under his belt and no World Cup action to contend with in the summer.

Sanchez has been predominantly used by Mourinho in a wide position, while reports in Chile claimed Mourinho criticised Sanchez for his poor recent form in front of his United team mates before the West Ham game.

It leaves Mourinho left battling to try and get the best form from Sanchez, who in August admitted he would have liked more players to have arrived at Old Trafford.

 

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