Gary Lineker compares Manchester United signing of Alexis Sanchez to Cristiano Ronaldo transfer

Gary Lineker compares Manchester United signing of Alexis Sanchez to Cristiano Ronaldo transfer

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Alexis Sanchez endured two disappointing years at Man United after his transfer from Arsenal.

Micah Richards admitted Alexis Sanchez grew to become a “laughing inventory” after his Manchester United failure after he struggled to replicate the form at Barcelona and Arsenal that sealed his transfer in 2018.

Two failed years at Old Trafford prompted a mortgage transfer to Inter Milan, which later turned eternal when United canceled his contract.

Nonetheless the Chilean, regardless of his misfortune inside the North West, has beloved some success with the Italian aspect winning the Scudetto with Antonio Conte’s aspect closing yr.

Gary Lineker likened the scenario at United to Cristiano Ronaldo’s signing over the summer time merely gone — when the Reds swooped in to snatch him from rivals Manchester City’s grasps, as they did for the earlier Gunners man.

Registering merely 5 goals in these forgettable two years, Sanchez’s time at United was a complete failure. Sanchez impressed at Arsenal, having moved there from Barcelona, nevertheless certainly not settled in Manchester.

“He turned a laughing inventory at Man United. He was a first-rate player,” Richards acknowledged on the Match of the Day Excessive 10 podcast.

“When he was in Italy, he was an out-and-out winger. He labored arduous, jogs my memory a bit of a bit like Tevez, they’ve that work payment, they’ve that skill, creativity, it was sad when he went to Man United consequently of I believed which may be a wonderful transfer for him, I truly did.

“I believed he would kick on and type of like when Van Persie went to Man U goes and wins the league. Have to be system [why it didn’t work out], have to be stress.”

Lineker acknowledged: “It was a extremely comparable issue, clearly totally different player, with what’s occurred with [Cristiano] Ronaldo, wasn’t it? Everyone was going to City then all of a sudden it was positively carried out with City then no, Manchester United sneaked in and nicked him nonetheless it didn’t pretty work at Manchester United.”


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