It was a quiet Thursday in Manchester, as United are preparing for their matchday number two, this coming Monday against Wolves.
Man United Cannot Find Buyer For Alexis
Manchester United are having problems getting rid of Alexis Sanchez. To no big surprise, the Devils cannot find a solution in selling the Chilean, after his terrible 18 months at the club. Following his arrival from Arsenal, no sides in that swap deal have been satisfied. Arsenal got Henrikh Mkhitaryan who has been almost equally appalling for the Gunners, Arsenal still have a player on high wages who is underperforming and the situation is basically identical in Manchester.
The Devils did not get anything good out of this deal and now with Sanchez’s incredibly big wages, they cannot find a club that could afford him. At this point in time, for every club thinking about signing or loaning Sanchez, that is simply too big of a risk. The Chilean has huge wages that are hurting a club of Man United’s stature, let alone some financially weaker club. AS Roma were interested in getting him on loan, but only if the Devils were there to help and pay a decent part of his wages whilst he is in Rome. It seemed like the two clubs might find a solution and strike a deal, but Sanchez was apparently not interested in making that move.
That is why he is still and Manchester and in the last couple of days, there have been conflicting reports about his situation. Some media outlets have reported the player does not want to leave the club, the others have claimed a completely opposite story. What is actually true is hard to tell, but no one is surprised there are no interested buyers. Man United want to accept their losses and move on, but it is big question when that will happen. Hopefully in the next 15 days…
Wolves Advance In Europa League
Wolverhampton Wanderers played their Europa League third qualifying round second leg match against Armenia’s Pyunik. They won the second match 4-0, the same result as the first leg. However, this time they did it at their Molineaux and with a completely changed starting lineup. It was always expected for this to happen, as Pyunik are simply no match for Wolves and Nuno Espirito Santo wanted his team as rested as possible before the Monday clash against Manchester United.
John Ruddy was in goal, with Jesus Vallejo, Max Kilman, Adama Traore and Morgan Gibbs-White all in the starting eleven. From the first-team players, only Joao Moutinho was a clear choice that would be expected to play on Monday as well. Wolves will approach that game with Torino in mind, as the Serie A side will be their next opponents in Europe.
They will meet Torino in the play-off round, the last one before group stages, but only after they meet Man United three days earlier. Last weekend it was obvious that Wolves were a bit tired in their Premier League match against Leicester, but this time they rotated much more.