If reports are to be believed, Mason Greenwood had the support of Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when he got involved with Alexis Sanchez in a pre-season bust-up. No brainer that Sanchez has left Old Trafford since and has joined Inter Milan, for the good of both club and the player.
According to the Athletic, the bust-up was the last nail in the coffin for struggling Sanchez at Manchester United.
The duo became embroiled in a spat after Greenwood had gone in hard on the Chile international – much to his displeasure. The report adds that, immediately afterwards, Solskjaer decided to stick by Greenwood.
He decided that it was worth getting rid of Sanchez because Greenwood had the ability to replace him. He, in the Norweigan’s eyes, represented the club’s future.
Greenwood has been in fine form recently, finding the net twice against AZ Alkmaar during the recent Europa League clash between the two sides.
Had Sanchez stayed, United would have likely had to play the Chile international regularly given his huge wages of £400,000-a-week.
They’d have risked alienating Greenwood, who is the club’s most-talented academy graduate at present.