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"Sanchez keeping to himself"

Edit: So much in this article is seemingly nonsense
bman2 wrote:
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This is from the new for-pay site, Te Athletic. Someone posted it on reddit:

Sanchez cut an isolated figure at Carrington. He performed his duties but declined to interact much with team-mates, bar Romelu Lukaku, who moved to Inter earlier this summer.

Sanchez kept to himself at Arsenal too. A source with with close links to the Emirates had a fairly abrupt opinion on Sanchez when asked this week. “Pain in the arse,” was the response.

At Arsenal there were cliques within the dressing room but Sanchez rarely belonged. Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal were natural bedfellows as Spanish speakers but Sanchez did not socialise regularly with any of his peers. In the dressing room, he was a quiet presence who became agitated after games.

One source says: “He did not have friends at Arsenal. He was one of those players who, if we won 1-0 and he had not scored, would come into the dressing room and kick things. If he’d scored twice but we’d lost, he’d be absolutely fine. He did not mix with the players. He rarely, if ever, came into the players’ lounge after games.”


Sanchez’s relationship with both the players and the coaching staff never did take off at United. The very public airing of his salary — estimated at 30 percent more than the next highest earner — had a direct impact on United’s ongoing negotiations with David De Gea. Some feel the goalkeeper’s form has also been affected by the contractual uncertainty.
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Oh wait, there’s more:

Sanchez missed pre-season with United as a result and in the weeks since has often worked on rehabilitation rather than training. He played 65 minutes in another behind-closed-doors game against Blackburn on August 4.

Despite being diplomatic in public to strengthen United’s negotiating hand, Solskjaer had long resolved to go a different route. At an industry dinner as far back as May he told confidantes of specific players he intended to offload this summer. The Norwegian only wishes to work with players he believes want to be at United and in Sanchez he encountered a riddle that could not be solved.

There is now a clear path for Greenwood, the 17-year-old prodigy, as well as Gomes, 18, and there is a consensus at United that in a season of transition these young attackers should be given opportunity to flourish.

United did look at a replacement for Sanchez in Paulo Dybala but baulked at wage demands of £18 million a year. The Athletic has also been told agent fees alone would have reached £13 million.

Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward walked away, having learned the lesson of Sanchez, even if at the time securing him ahead of Manchester City — and for that matter Chelsea — was seen as a coup. Back then it was a sign of United muscling in for an outside charge at the title and a run at the Champions League.

At City, they still believe Sanchez preferred to join Pep Guardiola’s team, both due to the manager’s style of play and the extent of the club’s pursuit of the player. City had wanted Sanchez for more than a year and encouraged the player to run down his contract at Arsenal. The London club insisted no business would be done in January but Arsene Wenger was worn down and the club sanctioned his departure. This is when United swooped, resisting late interest from Chelsea, who were also deterred by the salary and demands of agent Fernando Felicevich.

Curiously, on the night Sanchez was unveiled, tinkling the piano keys in that extravagant social media promotional video, City revealed some news of their own. Kevin De Bruyne had signed a new five-year contract.

For much of Guardiola’s first season in Manchester, the suspicion was that the Catalan foresaw Sanchez as a more viable centre-forward option than Sergio Aguero. Yet the Argentine won him over, and after dropping out of the transfer battle for Sanchez, City refocused their gaze on a winger and instead ultimately signed Riyad Mahrez from Leicester. On the final day of last season, Sanchez was not involved as United lost 2-0 against Cardiff. Down on the south coast, Mahrez scored the decisive goal as City claimed back-to-back titles.

“Every transfer is viewed through the prism of hindsight,” said a United source.

Time will tell on this one, too.
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a board signing like falco and maria were and bale would've been, joey has no time for midgets
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bman2 wrote:
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If he had a bad attitude at Arsenal, you would have thought the football insiders, including Mourinho, would have known about it? It’s odd. Whatever you might say about him, Jose does at least sign players with winning, committed attitudes.
This is just blatant wumming now...... %-(
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Sanchez said “If they [United] would let me play I’ll do my best. Sometimes I’d play 60 minutes then I wouldn’t play the next game and I didn’t know why.”

Because you were shit mate
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Sid wrote:
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Sanchez said “If they [United] would let me play I’ll do my best. Sometimes I’d play 60 minutes then I wouldn’t play the next game and I didn’t know why.”

Because you were shit mate
Lol. Yeah
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dozer wrote:
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Sid wrote:
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Sanchez said “If they [United] would let me play I’ll do my best. Sometimes I’d play 60 minutes then I wouldn’t play the next game and I didn’t know why.”

Because you were shit mate
Lol. Yeah
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That and constantly fucking injured
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A month into Inter's season and Conte says Sanchez is still "not ready" to play for the first team. I think they're realising they've signed a cunt. Problem is he'll be our cunt again at the end of the season.
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at least he's got time to deal with his clothing range and acting career
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It's amazing how he went to shit almost overnight. We signed him in Jan, but the previous season I think he had 20+ goals for Arsenal. If only we'd let City have him and we'd signed Mahrez instead, we'd have had a good option on the right wing, player with a bit of x factor. PL champion in fact.
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