Edit: So much in this article is seemingly nonsense
bman2 wrote: ↑11 months agoThis is from the new for-pay site, Te Athletic. Someone posted it on reddit:
Sanchez cut an isolated figure at Carrington. He performed his duties but declined to interact much with team-mates, bar Romelu Lukaku, who moved to Inter earlier this summer.
Sanchez kept to himself at Arsenal too. A source with with close links to the Emirates had a fairly abrupt opinion on Sanchez when asked this week. “Pain in the arse,” was the response.
At Arsenal there were cliques within the dressing room but Sanchez rarely belonged. Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal were natural bedfellows as Spanish speakers but Sanchez did not socialise regularly with any of his peers. In the dressing room, he was a quiet presence who became agitated after games.
One source says: “He did not have friends at Arsenal. He was one of those players who, if we won 1-0 and he had not scored, would come into the dressing room and kick things. If he’d scored twice but we’d lost, he’d be absolutely fine. He did not mix with the players. He rarely, if ever, came into the players’ lounge after games.”
Sanchez’s relationship with both the players and the coaching staff never did take off at United. The very public airing of his salary — estimated at 30 percent more than the next highest earner — had a direct impact on United’s ongoing negotiations with David De Gea. Some feel the goalkeeper’s form has also been affected by the contractual uncertainty.