Alexis Sanchez has reportedly cut all ties with his Manchester United team-mates after his loan move to Serie A. The Chile international endured a torrid time at Old Trafford after moving from Arsenal and his United hell was brought to an end by Inter Milan who signed him this summer. Sanchez, 30, was always viewed as a bit of a loner in Manchester but his team-mates have noticed his apparent vow of silence in the team’s Whatsapp group. While fellow Serie A loanee Chris Smalling – who joined Roma in the summer – has been active in engaging with his team-mates back in the UK, Sanchez has given them all the cold shoulder, according to The Sun.
A source told The Sun: ‘It’s as if he was never here.’
Sanchez scored on his first start for his new club in a 3-1 win over Sampdoria at the weekend but was later sent off. However, he is available to face former side Barcelona in the Champions League in midweek. Inter, managed by former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, have made a perfect start to the season, winning all six of their opening games. They will face defending champions Juventus next weekend, with Sanchez missing out through suspension. Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku’s summer departures to Inter Milan have left United rather short of attacking options. They are 13 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool heading into Monday night’s clash with Arsenal and could be forced to start 17-year-old Mason Greenwood due to an injury crisis.