Ole Gunnar Solskjaer urged to sell Man United flop this summer
Andrei Kanchelskis believes Alexis Sanchez is becoming Manchester United's equivalent to Fernando Torres at Chelsea FC
Manchester United need to cut their losses with Alexis Sanchez in the summer, according to Red Devils legend Andrei Kanchelskis.
The Chile international is currently sidelined with a knee problem after Sanchez was forced off in Manchester United’s 3-2 win over Southampton at Old Trafford last weekend.
Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has managed to revive the fortunes of most of the Red Devils squad since taking over the reins from Jose Mourinho back in December.
However, the Norwegian head coach has been unable to rekindle Sanchez’s top form following his difficult 14 months at the 20-time English champions.
Sanchez has been unable to get going in a Manchester United shirt following a disappointing return of three goals in 29 appearances in the Premier League.
To compound the Sanchez crisis, the 30-year-old is their best-paid player at the club with a contract that doesn’t expire until 2022.
Former Manchester United winger Kanchelskis believes Sanchez is on the verge of becoming the Red Devils’ equivalent to Fernando Torres at Chelsea FC.
“Sanchez is at risk of finishing his career in the same way Torres did at Chelsea,” Kanchelskis told bWIN.
“Torres was the main man at Atletico Madrid and Liverpool, but he is now remembered for the tough time he at Chelsea. Sanchez has clearly shown that he has the capability to play with the best teams in the world, but Man United doesn’t suit his style of play and he’s never looked settled into the dressing room since joining the club.
“I’ve previously said that Ole should give him the chance to express himself as a winger, but now looking at his form and how often he’s been used, I think it’s best for Man United and Sanchez if he were to move on this summer.
“I can’t see him moving to another Premier League club and I think he should move back to La Liga. I see Sanchez joining a club like Atletico Madrid as there are currently a lot of problems at Real Madrid and he wouldn’t go back to Barcelona. He will most likely have to take a pay cut, but it’s for the benefit of his career.”
Sanchez has netted five times in 53 games in all competitions since his move to Manchester United in a swap deal from Arsenal in January 2018.
The Chile star missed Manchester United’s stunning 3-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League at the Parc des Princes last week.