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United’s history just ‘went down’ after Sanchez’s arrival : Patrice Evra

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Patrice Evra has suggested that money could have been a significant influence in Alexis Sanchez snubbing Man City in favour of Man United two seasons ago.

The Chilean signed a colossal £500,000 a week contract with the Red Devils after leaving Arsenal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the other way.

He was all but certain to join his ex- Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola at the Etihad as Manchester City looked destined to clinch the Premier League title.

He instead opted for a move to Old Trafford who swooped in with a massive offer at the last moment.

The Fortunes of both the parties involved have taken a nosedive since as Sanchez has gone on to score only five goals in 45 appearances over the last year and a half.

Speaking to fellow full-back Gary Neville in an interview for Sky Sports, the ex-French international said:

‘Some players only come for the money, I am not afraid to say that.

‘I have nothing against him, but Sanchez, when I saw the deal, that’s when I thought the Manchester United history just went down.

‘He had Manchester City, they were offering less money, but he was going to play a better football than United – I’m sorry about that, but City play better football. Guardiola will also improve him.’

Alexis Sanchez's insane salary at Manchester United
Alexis Sanchez’s insane salary at Manchester United

Evra, who played for United for seven-and-a-half years and won 10 major trophies, added: ‘So I want to know what is the real reason for choosing United? Don’t tell me he loved Manchester United when he was a kid.

‘It’s either the money or he wanted to be the number one, take the No 7 shirt and be the star.’

Btw, by the time you’ve read this, Sanchez has already earned £148.8. Cheer up!


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