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Alexis Sanchez's WhatsApp message about Jose Mourinho's sacking has been leaked

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As Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes charge at Old Trafford, Manchester United fans are waiting to see how the interim boss handles the club's misfits.

Paul Pogba is expected to return to the starting line-up to face the Norwegian's former employers Cardiff on Saturday evening. 

However, one man who will still be out in the cold - for now - is Alexis Sanchez. 

A hamstring injury means the Chilean is spending Christmas in his homeland and will return to England in the New Year.

Based on the forward's form since his arrival from Arsenal in January, it's unlikely Solskjaer will be losing too much sleep over his absence - a tally of just three league goals so far is testament to that. 

The 30-year-old has started just seven times in all competitions, despite reportedly earning over £500,000-a-week. 

Ultimately, it's easy to see why the majority of fans are yet to embrace Sanchez - and his reputation has now taken another nosedive in the wake of Jose Mourinho's sacking.

The Sun claim to have had access to a leaked message from the Manchester United WhatsApp players' group chat on Tuesday - so just hours after the Portuguese was informed of his fate by Ed Woodward. 

Sanchez's WhatsApp message 

Sanchez allegedly referred to a bet he had made with defender Marcos Rojo, writing:

"I told you so!! Patience is all it takes. Rojo you owe me £20k". 

If the pair really had been betting money on their manager's job, that's pretty disgraceful. 

Unsurprisingly, the newspaper further state that the United hierarchy are "alarmed" at the revelations. 

Sanchez was said to have celebrated Mourinho's dismissal

While United have endured a week of crisis, Sanchez himself has been having a whale of a time, celebrating his birthday with family and riding horses, even though he is supposed to be focusing on his recovery and refraining from physical activity. 

It's little surprise, though, that he is unbothered by Mourinho's demise. 

There have been widespread reports all season that Sanchez was unhappy under the manager, including suggestions of a training ground bust-up and that he claimed he wished he'd joined Manchester City instead. 

Even so, if his messages to Rojo are found to be genuine, it would seem this is a new low for his time at the Theatre of Dreams. 

Though he insists Manchester United is now in his "past", Mourinho must be absolutely raging. 

What do you make of Sanchez's message? Have your say in the comments. 

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Jose Mourinho
Paul Pogba
Alexis Sanchez
Manchester United

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