Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has broken his silence over Alexis Sanchez’s loan move to Inter Milan.
The Chilean striker joined Old Trafford from Arsenal in 2017 but didn’t live up to his billing during his first season at the Theatre of Dreams.
He was given the chance to revive his career last season but he failed to impress the Norwegian boss throughout the campaign.
Having lost Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan in the summer, many Manchester United fans expected the Chilean star to serve as the Belgian’s replacement but that wasn’t the case as Solskjaer isn’t convinced with his output so far.
Responding to questions over Sanchez’s move to the San Siro outfit, the Red Devils manager revealed that Sanchez isn’t the best player to fill the void created by Lukaku’s departure.
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Solskjaer admitted that he was in search of a perfect replacement for the Belgian star but he couldn’t find the right player before the close of the summer transfer window in England.
It should be recalled that the manager was linked with moves for Juventus strikers, Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic, but United didn’t reach an agreement with the Serie A champions.
“As I said on the way back from tour, we were still looking for one replacement for Romelu if he went,”
“We are one down to be fair, but we didn’t just find the right one. We didn’t find the answer that we wanted.” he said.
Despite losing Sanchez to Inter Milan, the manager is happy with the quality of strikers in his team and he hopes they can help the team achieve their mission for the season.
The Red Devils surprisingly lost to Crystal Palace last weekend, but the manager will hope to see his players return to winning ways when they tackle Southampton at the Saint Mary’s Stadium on Saturday.
Lukaku Hits Out At Man Utd For This Reason
New Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku has hit out at former club Manchester United for being scapegoated.
The Belgian national star spoke extensively with popular media channel ESPN about his exit from Manchester United.
According to him, he was made the scapegoat at Manchester United as the former West Brom, Stoke City and Everton player said that he was blamed for a lot of problems.
The Belgian international also narrated how his diet has been corrected at Inter Milan having been constantly criticized for being overweight at Manchester United.
Romelu Lukaku joined Manchester United from fellow Premier League side Everton in a £75m deal two years ago to make him the second most expensive player in the club’s history behind French World Cup winner Paul Pogba.
He went on to score 42 goals in his two seasons as a Manchester United player before joining Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan this summer.
Inter Milan might end up paying around £73.9m for his transfer with the Nerazzuri expected to pay £64.7m upfront plus £7.2m in add-ons.
He has started his Inter Milan career positively after netting two goals in two league games.
Lukaku was on target during the first league game of the season, a 4-0 home win over newly promoted outfit Lecce.
He went on to score the winning goal in the next league game, a 2-1 away victory over Cagliari.
Real Reason Mkhitaryan Left Arsenal For Roma Revealed
Armenian international playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan has revealed why he left Arsenal for Italian Serie A giants AS Roma before the end of the European transfer market.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has joined AS Roma on loan for the rest of the season.
In an exclusive interview with popular Italian media outlet Calciomercato, Henrikh Mkhitaryan revealed that he stopped enjoying his football at Arsenal under club manager Unai Emery and that played a key role in his exit.
AS Roma paid €3m for his loan fee from Arsenal though it must be pointed out that there’s no permanent transfer clause in his loan contract.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan signed for AS Roma shortly after playing for the Gunners in the North London Derby earlier this month.
He came on as a second half substitute as Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur share a four-goal thriller in the Premier League.
The Gunners dropped points at home for the first time this season via the 2-2 draw with their North London rivals.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan still has two years left on his contract at Arsenal though the first of those two years will be spent at AS Roma.
He became an Arsenal player in January 2018 as part of the swap deal that took Alexis Sanchez to Premier League rivals Manchester United.
Mkhitaryan Reveals Why He Was Unhappy At Arsenal
New AS Roma signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan has revealed the reason behind his unhappy state at Arsenal.
According to him, a lack of playing time left him in an unhappy state and that played a big part in his last-minute move to Italian capital club AS Roma.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan was speaking at a press conference on Wednesday ahead of the Euro 2020 qualifier between his country Armenia and Italy.
The former Borussia Dortmund midfielder left Arsenal to join AS Roma on loan for the rest of the season.
Arsenal will receive the loan fee of €3m plus add-ons that could be as much as €100,000.
His loan contract from North London giants Arsenal to AS Roma states that the deal will become a permanent one in the event that the player features for the Italian capital club for at least 25 games.
In addition, AS Roma will pay his £180,000 weekly wages throughout the loan deal.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored nine goals in 59 appearances for Arsenal during his 18-month stay at the club.
He joined Arsenal as part of the deal that took Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United in January 2018.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan had two years left on his current deal at the Emirates Stadium before the loan transfer to AS Roma at the start of this month.
Midfielder Leaves Arsenal For New Club On Loan
Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has left the club to join Italian Serie A giants AS Roma on loan for the rest of the season.
His loan transfer to AS Roma was confirmed by the Italian capital club on Monday evening.
AS Roma will pay €3m as his loan fee plus add-ons that could be as much as €100,000.
In addition, AS Roma will pay his weekly wages though it must be pointed out that there’s no permanent transfer clause in his loan contract at the Italian club.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored 9 goals in 59 appearances for Arsenal until his loan move to AS Roma earlier this week.
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He joined Arsenal from Premier League rivals Manchester United at the start of 2018 in a swap deal which saw Alexis Sanchez move in the other direction.
Just like Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Alexis Sanchez has joined an Italian club on loan for the rest of the season.
Alexis Sanchez has gone to Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan on loan without the option of a permanent deal.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan played his last game for Arsenal during the North London Derby clash with Tottenham Hotspur.
The Armenian international came on as a second half substitute for the injured Alexandre Lacazette.
Manchester United’s Record-holder On His Way To Serie A After Unsuccessful Adventure In England
Former Manchester United striker Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to depart from Arsenal after seeing just few minutes of action in their 2-2 draw against Tottenham on Sunday.
The Armenian international departed Manchester United in 2018 as he was offered as a makeshift in a deal that brought Alexis Sanchez to the Theatre of Dreams.
According to reports reaching out from the Emirates Stadium on Monday, the winger is set to make a deadline day loan move out of the North London club after failing to get regular game-time under Unai Emery so far this season.
The addition of Nicholas Pepe from Lille has further reduced his chances of being a regular starter in the team this season and he is now considering going elsewhere before the transfer market comes to a close in Europe this night.
It is believed that Serie A side Roma have reached a one-year loan deal with Arsenal for the player’s service and the deal will be finalized in a few hours.
Meanwhile, the emergence of Hale End academy youngsters— including Gabriel Martinelli, Reiss Nelson and Emile Smith Rowe — means Unai Emery has more than enough players to occupy the void that will be created as a result of Mkhitaryan’s departure.
The player became the first player to score for and against Manchester United in a single season when he found the back of David De Gea’s net in Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to the Red Devils in September last year.
Liverpool Defender Close To Leaving Anfield In £23m Deal
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is reportedly closing in on a move to Italian Serie A giants AS Roma.
This is according to the publication from popular Italian transfer news outlet Calciomercato which revealed that Liverpool are willing to let Dejan Lovren leave the club this summer.
The Premier League transfer window has ended but the European transfer market is still on till the start of next month.
AS Roma will pay around £23m including add-ons for Dejan Lovren according to the aforementioned publication.
Croatian international Lovren is the fourth choice centre-back at Liverpool at the moment behind the trio of Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.
He made just 18 appearances for Liverpool last season as the Reds won the Champions League title and also came close to winning the Premier League.
Dejan Lovren was an unused substitute as Liverpool beat fellow Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur to the Champions League title.
Liverpool beat Spurs 2-0 in their final clash to win a sixth European title thus becoming the third most successful team in the history of the competition behind Real Madrid (13 titles) and AC Milan (7 titles).
He has made 170 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions since his transfer from Southampton.
Man United Forward Set For Shock Move To Italy
Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez is reportedly set to leave the Premier League for Italy.
This is according to the publication from the Daily Telegraph which revealed that Alexis Sanchez is closing in on a loan move to AS Roma.
The Premier League transfer window ended on Thursday but the European transfer market is still on till the start of next month.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is open to the idea of letting Alexis Sanchez leave the club after the Chilean international star failed to settle cum live up to his price tag at Old Trafford.
Alexis Sanchez joined Manchester United at the start of last year in a swap deal from North London giants Arsenal.
The swap deal involved Henrikh Mkhitaryan who moved in the other direction.
Alexis Sanchez spent three-and-a-half hugely successful years at Arsenal but he has not been able to replicate that form at the Theatre of Dreams.
He scored just three goals for Manchester United last season.
Alexis Sanchez has been busy all summer with his country at the 2019 COPA America tournament in Brazil.
He was part of the Chilean squad that reached the semifinals at the tournament which was won by hosts Brazil.
AS Roma Sign Arsenal Target Jordan Veretout On Loan
Italian Serie A giants AS Roma have completed the signing of midfielder Jordan Veretout from fellow top flight side Fiorentina.
French midfielder Veretout has joined AS Roma on loan with the obligation to sign him permanently at the end of his loan spell.
His transfer was confirmed on Saturday by AS Roma.
Jordan Veretout was linked with several clubs this summer before settling for AS Roma who recently appointed Paulo Sousa as their manager.
The Italian capital club was without a manager until his appointment.
Experienced manager Claudio Ranieri took charge of the team earlier this year (March) on a temporary basis till this summer.
The last permanent manager Eusebio Di Francesco resigned from his post in March shortly after the last 16 exit from the Champions League.
AS Roma were knocked out by Portuguese Super League giants FC Porto.
The Italians will pay €16m for Veretout next summer after the end of his one-year loan deal.
Arsenal were one of the clubs interested in him as a possible replacement for Aaron Ramsey who has signed for Italian champions Juventus.
The Gunners are still a body short in midfield after the free transfer exit at the end of his Arsenal contract.