Alexis Sanchez ‘stunned Man Utd team-mates’ during water break at training camp

Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez reportedly stunned his Old Trafford team-mates with his commitment in training, despite his failure to recreate his Arsenal form.

Sanchez left the Gunners to join United back in January 2018, with then Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho convinced the forward was the final piece of the jigsaw needed to propel the club to their first Premier League title since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson.

However, it did not work out that way, with Sanchez hander a bumper £400,000-a-week wage packet but only returning five goals in 45 appearances in all competitions.

The 31-year-old has since been shipped out on loan to Inter Milan but appears destined to return to Manchester after being unable to secure regular gametime at the San Siro.

Despite his struggles on the field for United, a report from the Times states that Sanchez was a brilliant trainer and wowed his team-mates during one pre-season training session.

While on a tour of the United States, the squad were training under a baking hot sun and were allowed to take a brief break for water.

Rather than taking the opportunity for a breather, Sanchez decided to do extra press-ups much to the surprise of his team-mates.

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Sanchez's boyhood club Colo Colo are reportedly open to offering the forward a return to his native Chile, while Argentinian giants River Plate are also said to be interested.

Meanwhile, current Arsenal talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been linked with a move to Old Trafford but Gunners legend Charlie Nicholas believes Sanchez's failure could persuade the striker not to make the switch.

"If Aubameyang wants to leave, you ideally want him out of the Premier League," Nicholas said.

"However, he is of a mind and age that I can see the dangers and understand comparisons with Van Persie. However, I think he will be thinking about what happened to Alexis Sanchez rather than Van Persie.

"Would he want to be a part of a superstar reload at Manchester United? Is there a great appeal to that?

"If it was Liverpool or Man City I would get it, but Manchester United are miles away from the top two. I do not see the appeal of moving to Old Trafford."

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