Man United fans notice Alexis Sanchez listening to “Now we are free” in Instagram post

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Needless to say, the past 12 months haven't been great for Alexis Sanchez.

Prior to his move from Arsenal in January, he was widely regarded as one of the Premier League's top talents.

The Chilean was long-rumoured to be departing the Emirates for Manchester City. However, United swooped in at the last minute to secure the forward's signature.

The move didn't really make sense, given the tantalising form of both Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial at the time. 

Nevertheless, the United board did everything they could to pry Sanchez from the grasps of their rivals - even if it meant reportedly shelling out £500,000 per week for his services.

Fans grew increasingly frustrated with Sanchez's consistent lacklustre displays. Some blamed it on the 30-year-old not playing in his preferred central role, others blamed it on his failure to cohesively fit within United's system.

Following the departure of Jose Mourinho and the subsequent appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Sanchez seems a lot happier at the club.

Recent reports suggested Sanchez had won a £20,000 bet he made with team-mate Marcos Rojo over Mourinho's sacking. Although, he's since denied these claims.

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However, fans believe his most recent activity on social media seems far less subtle.

Sanchez posted a short video on Instagram of him rocking up to United's training facilities with an ominous song playing over his car's stereo.

Supporters were quick to point out that the song playing in the background was, in fact, Hans Zimmer's 'Now We Are Free' from the film Gladiator.

A coincidence? Or a small dig at the side's former boss Jose Mourinho?

Either way, the post certainly spurred a hearty reaction from the United faithful:

Of course, the video may just be referring to him now being ‘free’ of injury. Nevertheless, probably not the smartest of moves from Sanchez.

What do you think Sanchez meant by the post? Let us know in the comments.

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