Arsenal hero Ray Parlour has slammed ‘greedy’ Alexis Sanchez after he claimed he wanted to leave Manchester United after just one training session.
Sanchez, who scored 80 goals in 166 matches for Arsenal, joined the Red Devils in January 2018 in a swap deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan arrive the Emirates.
The Chile international endured a hugely underwhelming spell at Old Trafford, however, scoring just five goals for the club before being sent on loan to Inter Milan.
Manchester United offloaded Sanchez on a permanent deal at the end of the season and he has now claimed he knew it was a mistake to join the Premier League giants after his first training session.
Responding to Sanchez’s incredible comments, former Arsenal and England star Parlour told talkSPORT: ‘I can’t believe you want to leave a club after one training session. How does that work?!
‘You’ve got to give yourself a chance; it’s new surroundings and a different way of training than at Arsenal.
‘And it shouldn’t come down to wages, but he was on £560,000-a-week and he wants to leave straight away?! You’ve got to work hard.’
Sanchez was expected to join Manchester City from Arsenal but the higher wages on offer at Manchester United reportedly convinced the Chilean to change his mind.
Asked whether Sanchez should have joined Man City instead, Parlour added: ‘Why is he so greedy then?
‘If he really wanted to join Man City, why didn’t he cut his wages down and say, “I’ll sign for £250,000-a-week”? Surely he can live on £250,000-a-week?
‘He got £560,000-a-week when he went to Manchester United. That’s scary.
‘How can you say, as a player, when you turn up to a club you want to leave the next day? That’s not right. That mentality should not be in a footballer.
‘You should say, “it’s Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs in the world, and I’ve got to fight for my position and make sure I try to perform like I did at Arsenal”.
‘It might be a different style of football, it might not suit him, but you’ve got to try and win the fans over, the players over – everybody over. And that is what he didn’t do.’
Sanchez scored four goals in 32 appearances for Italian club Inter Milan last season.
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