Alexis Sanchez won’t take a pay-cut to leave Manchester United in the upcoming transfer window, according to reports.

TURIN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 07: Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United breaks with the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Juventus and Manchester United at Allianz Stadium on November 07, 2018 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
TURIN, ITALY: Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United breaks with the ball on November 07, 2018. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

According to ESPN sources, Alexis Sanchez would prefer to stick it out at Manchester United rather than leave in a cut-price deal in the next transfer window.

As things stand, the player is still on loan with Inter Milan. However, United are paying a fair portion of his salary, and Inter aren’t keen on coughing up the remainder of his current wages to bring him in permanently.

As for Sanchez, he doesn’t want to accept a reduction in terms, even to secure a move. He wants to leave, but apparently not if it means earning less money.

The result is that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have to integrate the player back into his squad for next season.

The 31-year-old barely played this season before the coronavirus shutdown. He made two starts in Serie A, in addition to seven substitute appearances. He also played 66 minutes in the Champions League, 180 in the Europa League and 210 in the cup.

To sum up, he didn’t even complete the equivalent of three matches in minutes in any single competition. He scored once and assisted two goals. I don’t know how he got it into his head that he’s worth a reported £500,000-a-week.