Former Manchester United star Rafael da Silva has fired a major dig at Alexis Sanchez after the player’s controversial comments on his disappointing spell at Old Trafford.
Jose Mourinho appeared to have pulled off a major coup when he beat Manchester City to the signing of the Chile international in January 2018.
Having grown unhappy at Arsenal, Sanchez jumped at the chance to join the Red devils and earn an eye-watering £500,000-per-week salary.
The forward earned a deserved reputation as one of world football’s most feared attackers after three-and-a-half years of excellence at the Emirates, but he never settled at United.
Sanchez, who has now relaunched his career at Inter Milan, on Thursday made the claim that he wanted to move back immediately to Arsenal after his first training session at Carrington.
He said: ‘I ended up signing without having a lot of information about what was happening with the move. During the first few days that I was with my new teammates, sometimes there are things that you do not realise until you arrive.
‘After the first training I had I realised many things. When I got home and I asked my family and my representative: “Can my contract be terminated and can I to return to Arsenal?”
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‘They were laughing about it but I really felt there were some bad things going on at the club which I did not like.’
Rafael Da Silva wrote: ‘Maybe he saw a ghost and get (sic) scared that explains why he played so bad every time.’