Alexis Sanchez’s Manchester United career has been a huge disappointment.
The Red Devils made a huge fuss about Sanchez’s arrival in June, confirming his arrival with a video of the Chilean playing ‘Glory Glory Man United’ on the piano.
But it’s been downhill ever since.
The 29-year-old has found the net four times in 28 appearances for United. He’s averaging a goal every 532 minutes.
For a player who is earning £350,000-per-week, that’s just not going to cut it.
The fact that Sanchez has failed to cement a spot in Jose Mourinho’s starting line-up is enough reason to be concerned.
And yet things could have been so different had Manchester City secured a deal to sign Sanchez.
Man City's feelings towards Sanchez
Man City chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak was eager to sign Sanchez in the January transfer window, but he was beaten to it by United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
The reigning Premier League champions later claimed they refused to break their wage structure to pay Sanchez’s wages.
But, nine months on, how do City feel about missing on Sanchez?
According to The Times, they privately admit they “dodged a bullet” by missing out on the former Arsenal player.
That reaction isn’t at all surprising given how Sanchez is performing at Old Trafford.
He’s not missed at all at the Etihad Stadium, where Pep Guardiola guided Man City to the Premier League title by 19 points.
Riyad Mahrez arrived in the summer and City have carried on from where they left off, collecting 29 points from a possible 33 to take an early lead in the title race.
Sanchez is a shadow of his former self and The Times’ report goes on to state that he is eyeing a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
The former Barcelona and Udinese player isn’t convinced by Mourinho’s management style and has struggled to fit in with his teammates.
Apparently, he has a reasonable relationship with David de Gea, Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku, but rarely speaks to the rest of the squad.