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Bizzare transfer decision made by Ed Woodward and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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Manchester United chief Ed Woodward isn’t exactly flavour of the month at Old Trafford these days. With fans calling for his head, and those of the Glazers, he’s been under pressure to have a good transfer window amid interest in Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes. However, his and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to give Alexis Sanchez a lifeline at the club come the summer is shocking – and bizarre.

Manchester United thought they were getting one of the best players in world football in Sanchez when he touched down from Arsenal in January 2018.

Here was a player who had terrorised Premier League defences and was already the finished article, possessing a ruthless streak that both Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial lacked.

But how wrong they were.

Sanchez never looked comfortable at United, who he chose to join six months after he’d been chasing a move to Manchester City.

And, back in the summer, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to cut him loose.

But now, sensationally, Sanchez is set to be given a lifeline, a second chance to prove he has what it takes to succeed at the club.

Ed Woodward has told the Chile international that he won’t be sold or loaned out next season and that he’ll have to go on United’s pre-season tour.

He’s done this on Solskjaer’s orders, with the Norwegian performing a sensational u-turn.

But seriously, is this what it’s come to? United, who look set to end the January transfer window without any new faces, need better than this.

When Sanchez was at Old Trafford, he was a disappointment.

Just five goals, on a salary in the region of £400,000-a-week, was a poor return for somebody of his high standing in the game.

To make things worse, he was also unpopular behind the scenes.

United players thought he was surly and sulky and many took issue with the lofty salary the club decided to give him in order to win the race for his signature.

There was also a training ground spat with Mason Greenwood, something that ultimately prompted Solskjaer into getting rid.

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  1. Jon Swinney

    January 28, 2020 at 11:53 pm

    Truly astounded by this revelation. It must disturb greatly the faithful supporters who have stood by the club. Has ogs no input at all, or is he that irrelevant? To quote a profound saying in paraphrase, ‘ Where there is no vision, a club( people) perish’.

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