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Sanchez has officially departed from Man U

Solskjaer confirms Chile forward has officially left on a permanent deal

The Alexis Sanchez era at Old Trafford has officially come to an end. Following United’s 2-1 at LASK Wednesday Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed the rumors that the Chilean striker had indeed joined Italian club Inter Milan on a permanent contract.

When speaking about the departure Solskjaer the Manager said “We wish him all the best. He’s a top player. For whatever reason, we didn’t see the best of Alexis but he’s a top professional and we just wish him all the best.”

The highly touted forward was largely underwhelming in his time in Manchester scoring a mere five goals in 45 appearances across all competitions.

The 31-year-old moved to United from Arsenal in 2017 in a trade deal for Armenian winger Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Sanchez was reportedly the club’s top money earner with a contact that paid him close to £560,000 a week. He also had two years remaining on his contract.

It is not believed that Inter will be paying a transfer fee for the Chilean. The Italian team will be the fifth permanent European club for Sanchez, who also had spells with Udinese and Barcelona.

In international play, Sanchez has earned 132 caps for his country. (JSL)

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