Former Manchester United midfielder and football critics Paul Ince stated that former Arsenal talisman, Alexis Sanchez will be wishing he had accepted Manchester City offer instead of Manchester United. The Chilean forward was expected to make a move to Etihad Stadium in 2018 but instead, the attacker made a shocking move to Old Trafford.
However, his decision to play in Manchester United outfit has not been really productive with the Chilean playmaker presently on a loan deal to Inter Milan due to his inability to impress at the Old Trafford. Throughout his hurdle in Old Trafford, he played over 45 games and scored only five times for the Red Devils.
Paul Ince believed that Sanchez would definitely have his regret for going through the back door for signing a deal with Manchester City‘s community rival Manchester United. According to Ince Old Trafford is never the right fit for such an expensive “mistake”.
Alexis Sanchez who is currently on a loan spell in Inter Milan could be offered a new contract by the Italian club by the end of the season or he might be sent back to Old Trafford. Whatever the case may be, the 31-year-old star player still has quite a number of years to trade his career before retirement.
Paul Ince opined that Sanchez’s move to Etihad would have been so smooth for him and there is a high probability that he would not have had an unproductive season as he had in Manchester United. Ince revealed this while having a chat with Paddy Power he said: “Going to United was a mistake.
“I bet Alexis wishes he’d gone to City, like he was supposed to. United was never, ever the right move for him. The team wasn’t settled and their style of play wasn’t conducive to him.
“He was clearly desperate to make an impact. Look at the way Bruno Fernandes has hit the ground running at Old Trafford, that’s what Sanchez wanted, and was expected to do.
“But he didn’t get a lot of game time and was used out of position, so when he did play he started to come deeper and deeper to get on the ball, to try and influence the game, and that wasn’t his game.
“A move last summer was always on the cards, and I thought Inter would’ve been a good place for him to go – but, again, he doesn’t fit. Where does he play in the 3-5-2 that Antonio Conte plays? You’ve got Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez up front, there’s no room for Sanchez.
“Football is a funny old game, though. Sanchez could definitely go back to United, look fantastic in training, and bang suddenly he’s important to their plans after all. I wouldn’t rule out him being a key part of their team next season.”