Manchester United will sell Alexis Sanchez this summer, predicts Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas

Alexis Sanchez has struggled at Manchester United (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas believes Alexis Sanchez will be sold by Manchester United this summer.

The Chile international has struggled at Old Trafford since joining from Arsenal in January 2018.

Sanchez developed into one of the Gunners’ most important players but has netted just one Premier League goal this season.

The 30-year-old suffered a knee injury during Saturday’s victory over Southampton and could now be out for up to a month as he battles to rescue his Manchester United career.

Asked about Sanchez’s spell at the Theatre of Dreams, Nicholas said: ‘It’s been a shocker.

‘I watched Manchester United with interest at the weekend [against Southampton]. Marcus Rashford played out wide of the right and when Romelu Lukaku is fit, he looks sharp.

‘It looks like he’s trimmed a few pounds off him so the sharpness has returned so he’s the one that scares me, and Rashford’s pace.

‘I think they’re running down the clock with Sanchez. I think he’ll be gone in the summer – that’s the reality.

Former Arsenal star Charlie Nicholas (Picture: Getty)

‘They’ll look at things and say “what have you done? Not very much”. And he gets injured a lot these days.

‘You have to look at what United have got coming through and they’ve just given [Anthony] Martial a new deal so when he’s fit, he’ll be playing.’

Nicholas added to Sky Sports: ‘Sanchez had the huff with Arsenal over a contract so what type of mood is he going to be in when he doesn’t get a game?

‘I don’t think you hang about for that and I think Sanchez will be gone in the summer.

‘They can sell him, get some money, get him off the wage bill and they can get somebody else in. It might even be a younger version.’

Sanchez, who has scored five goals in 41 appearances for United, will miss Wednesday evening’s Champions League clash with PSG.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have it all to do in the French capital after losing the home leg 2-0.

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