Man City would have managed Alexis Sanchez better than Man United – John Cross

Sanchez’s struggles

When honing his craft at Arsenal, Alexis Sanchez was arguably one of the best players in the Premier League.

In 166 games for the Gunners, Sanchez would net 80 and assist 45.

Sanchez would then be sold to Manchester United in January of 2018.

However, since making the switch to Old Trafford, Sanchez has really struggled for form.

During his first half-season with United, Sanchez would score just two league goals in 12 outings.

The 2018/19 season was also very disappointing from the 30-year-old.

In 27 appearances across all competitions, Sanchez would find the back of the net on just two occasions.

Alexis Sanchez

HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND – MAY 05: Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United down injured during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United at John Smith’s Stadium on May 5, 2019 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Cross on Sanchez

Back when United were trying to sign Sanchez, their cross-town rivals Manchester City were also said to have been interested in him, with BBC Sport claiming that they decided not to pursue the Chilean due to his wage demands.

Now, on Sunday, the Daily Mirror’s chief football writer, John Cross, has stated that he believes Man City would have managed Sanchez better:

“I feel sure that City would have managed him better.

“The only thing I would say about it is that you would take more confidence in Pep Guardiola’s management than that of Jose Mourinho.

“I think Solskjaer would do better to sanction a move and say let’s move on with a clean slate. Yes, it leaves them short. But for whatever reason, whether he is that big a figure, or his wages are so big, he’s a disruptive influence in that dressing room from the perspective that other players are jealous and ask what he’s done to deserve that.

“I’m more positive about Manchester United. If the argument is that you should finish the window stronger than you started it, then they’ve definitely done that. I’m a believer that Solskjaer will be given time and patience.” As quoted by Sky Sports.

Cross also claimed that he thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should sanction a move for Sanchez, and move on from the situation.

Well, according to Sky Sports, Sanchez could be on his way to Inter Milan, as his agent is in the UK to hold talks with United on Inter’s behalf, regarding a loan move for the Chilean.

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