Paul Scholes has slammed Manchester United’s signing of Alexis Sanchez last January, describing him as a selfish player.
United went all out to land Sanchez from Arsenal in the January transfer window from under the noses of rivals Man City, in a deal which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move in the opposite direction to the Emirates.
The Chilean, who is reportedly the Premier League‘s highest earner on an eye-watering £500,000-a-week, has failed to impress during his 10-month spell at Old Trafford so far, finding the net just four times in a Manchester United shirt in 25 appearances for the Red Devils.
Sanchez has already been dropped by Jose Mourinho once this season due to his poor form, and now Paul Scholes has weighed in on the debate surrounding the United number 7, labelling him as ‘a bit selfish’ and not what the club needed:
“I know he has qualities and has been a good player, but I never saw him as a United player,” Scholes told ESPN.
“I saw him as a bit selfish, someone who played for himself sometimes. I didn’t think he was a player that we needed, especially for that type of money.
“How would we be able to get rid of him now when he earns those wages? The signing felt like it happened just to stop Man City signing him.”