Alexis Sanchez looks like he may have the fate of a Spinal Tap drummer - turn ups, plays an instrument, promptly disappears.
The Chilean has endured a wretched time at Manchester United, in spite of his absurd remuneration. (Sanchez makes a basic wage of £391,000 a week, and gets a £75,000 bonus for every game he plays. And on top of all that, he is given an extra £1.1 million every year as a signing-on fee). Sanchez has scored just four goals for United since joining in January, and hopes that his winner against Newcastle would belatedly kick-start his United career now look to be dashed, as reports this morning that he wants out of United...in spite of said absurd remuneration.
The Times reports Sanchez flinging his ire to Jose Mourinho and his 'overly negative tactics'. (At this point it should be pointed out that Sanchez could be working under Pep Guardiola if his wage demands were lower, so he is reaping what he has sowed).
Paul Hirst's report states that Sanchez "is understood to be disappointed about his lack of game time and what he sees as a negative tactical approach from his manager", believing that "he gets more praise from Mourinho for tracking back rather than trying something creative on the attack".
The Daily Mail also have a few lines on Sanchez, claiming that his recent split from his girlfriend Mayte Rodriguez has had an impact on his performances.