Ed Woodward admits Man United transfer mistake – report

Ed Woodward has privately admitted that he made a mistake by signing Alexis Sanchez for Man United, according to reports

Alexis Sanchez (Photo: Alexis Sanchez/Instagram)
Alexis Sanchez (Photo: Alexis Sanchez/Instagram)

Ed Woodward has privately admitted that he made a mistake by signing Alexis Sanchez for Manchester United last year, according to reports in the British media.

The Sunday Times, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that the Manchester United executive vice-chairman has conceded that he made an error by bringing the Chile international to Old Trafford from Arsenal in January 2018.

Sanchez has struggled with both form and fitness issues at Old Trafford since his move to the club, and he has scored just five goals in 42 appearances for the Red Devils.

According to the same story, Manchester United are now considering offloading Sanchez at the end of the season, given that he is one of the highest-paid players at the club.

The same article says that Sanchez earns a basic wage of £400,000 a week, which can be topped up by appearance bonuses.

It is claimed in the same report that Woodward is refusing to meet David De Gea’s wage demands for a new contract because he is wary of making a similar mistake again.

Goalkeeper De Gea will have just one year left on his Manchester United contract at the end of the season.

Meanwhile, Manchester United will return to Premier League action on Wednesday night when they host bitter derby rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford.

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