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Man Utd transfer news: Alexis Sanchez wants out of Old Trafford

Chilean’s relationship with manager Jose Mourinho has hit ‘rock bottom’

Manchester United star Alexis Sanchez has reportedly “reached the end of his tether” with Jose Mourinho and has “talked with his agent about how to sort out the mess”.

According to The Sun, their relationship is at “rock bottom” after the Chilean was subbed against Valencia in Tuesday night’s Champions League clash, following another insipid performance.

The 29-year-old last scored for United in an FA Cup tie against Tottenham in April - which as the Daily Mirror points out, means the £505,000-a-week striker is costing the club more than £5.6m per goal.

With that sort of return, neither party is happy, and there is growing speculation in Manchester that Sanchez will look to end his Old Trafford agony in the January transfer window if Mourinho remains manager.

Clash of the egos

The Sun claims that Sanchez has “regularly clashed with Mourinho over his role in the team”. The paper quotes a source close to the player as saying: “He is totally fed up and at the end of his tether with Mourinho. He knows he can’t leave right now but is in talks with his agent about what they can do to try and sort the situation out.” 

Spite signing

Mourinho is said to have told Sanchez to sort out his attitude, but the South American is “furious” about the state of his career since arriving at Old Trafford from Arsenal last January.

The Mirror alleges that he bitterly regrets signing for United, particularly given that there was also interest from Manchester City, and that he is starting to wonder if Mourinho signed him just to spite City boss Pep Guardiola.

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