Nobody, including the player, will look back on Alexis Sanchez’s time at Manchester United with any fondness. Photo: AP Nobody, including the player, will look back on Alexis Sanchez’s time at Manchester United with any fondness. Photo: AP
Nobody, including the player, will look back on Alexis Sanchez’s time at Manchester United with any fondness. Photo: AP
Andy Mitten
Opinion

Opinion

On The Ball by Andy Mitten

Alexis Sanchez ends his unhappy time at Manchester United – a lesson in the perils of excess, expense and appeasement

  • Sanchez officially ends his stay at Old Trafford where so much was hoped for him, but so little delivered
  • The Chilean will attempt to rehabilitate his career in Milan

Nobody, including the player, will look back on Alexis Sanchez’s time at Manchester United with any fondness. Photo: AP Nobody, including the player, will look back on Alexis Sanchez’s time at Manchester United with any fondness. Photo: AP
Nobody, including the player, will look back on Alexis Sanchez’s time at Manchester United with any fondness. Photo: AP
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Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten is a journalist and author. He founded the best-selling United We Stand fanzine as a 15-year-old. A journalism graduate, he's interviewed over 500 famous footballers past and present. His work has taken him to over 100 countries, writing about football from Israel to Iran, Brazil to Barbados. Born and bred in Manchester, he divides his time between his city of birth and Barcelona, Spain.