Manchester United have announced Alexis Sanchez has joined Inter Milan on a season-long loan.
The deal that will run until 30 June 2020 does not include an option for Inter to sign the Chilean winger permanently.
However, considering Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s trust in youngsters like Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Daniel James and Mason Greenwood, it seems likely that Sanchez will not play for the Red Devils again and may end up joining the Serie A side permanently next summer if he manages to impress Antonio Conte.
In his disastrous 18 month spell at Old Trafford the former Arsenal man managed only 5 goals in 45 appearances in the number 7 shirt.
In addition to not making an impact, his high wages also prompted the likes of David De Gea to seek parity with his package in their demands for a new contract.
Here’s how fans on Twitter reacted to the departure of club’s highest-paid player:
Alexis Sanchez ends his nightmare spell at Manchester United and returns to Serie A. pic.twitter.com/bWOXLtdPlz
— BlameFootball (@blamefootball) August 29, 2019
Sanchez' final 45 matches at Arsenal – 22 goals, 8 assists.
Sanchez's 45 matches at United – 5 goals, 9 assists.
— The Red Devils (@utdtrd) August 29, 2019
I can’t believe how badly Alexis Sanchez’s move to United went. I thought he would break the curse of the number 7 shirt. A mix of injuries, awful form and just not hitting expectations. A really poor signing and follows many failures in recruitment over the last 5+ years.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) August 29, 2019
A bit confused as to why fans are replying to Sanchez with ‘Hope you come back next year for United ready to go!’
He’ll be nearly 32 & he’s on the decline. He’s also been the worst No. 7 to don the shirt.
Should be wishing him bonne voyage, not wishing he’ll come back.
— 'Drawty' (@DrawtyDevil) August 29, 2019
The curse of the number 7 strikes again. If anyone could have lived up to the expectations of the shirt I thought it would have been Sanchez but the transfer has been nothing short of a shambles. Another expensive flop to add to the ever growing list. https://t.co/8rgbESa4ik
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) August 23, 2019