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Rejoice United Fans, There May Be Light At The End Of The Alexis Sanchez Tunnel

Rejoice United Fans, There May Be Light At The End Of The Alexis Sanchez Tunnel

As bad as some of Manchester United's transfer dealings have been in recent times, there has surely been no player that has disappointed more than Alexis Sanchez.

The Chilean arrived at Old Trafford to a lot of fanfare, with the club having seemingly gotten one over on Manchester City by bringing him to the club. He was expected to help United take the next step towards title contention, but he has the epitome of United's failings over the past 12 months.

He has scored one Premier League goal this season, and has looked like a shadow of the player he was at Arsenal. Not only this, but he has done so while earning in excess of £450,000 per week.

That salary has proved problematic in more ways than one. The high number that has been afforded to Sanchez has led many other players in the squad to seek a similarly high wage, leading to discontent in the dressing room. Paul Pogba and David de Gea have both sought major pay increases, while Ander Herrera reportedly demanded over £300,000 per week to remain at the club.

There has been some speculation that United would even be unable to sell the player due to his monstrous wages, as few clubs would be willing to take on such a contract.

However, it appears that they may have a taker. Miguel Delaney of The Independent has reported that the player's agent has met with Inter Milan, who are interested in bringing the player to Serie A.

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The Independent had reported last month that Inter were willing to take the player off United's hands, but only if he was willing to accept a pay cut.

While it is unclear if a deal will be reached, this indicates that there is at least some chance that United could see the back of Sanchez this summer.

This could be the start of some major moves in the transfer market at Old Trafford, who will try to rejuvenate a faltering squad. We are likely to see a number of departures, with some fresh blood also being brought on board.

If they are to change the dynamic currently surrounding the team, offloading highly paid under-performers such as Sanchez will be key.

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Gary Connaughton

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