Manchester United attacker weighing up a winter exit

Manchester United attacker Alexis Sanchez is reportedly looking for a way out of Old Trafford in January after struggling to settle with the club since joining them from Premier League side Arsenal.

Sanchez appeared destined to join Manchester City after approaching the final six months of his contract with the Gunners last winter but in a surprise change of events, the forward decided to make the switch to their cross-town rivals with the assurance of a significant wage package.

Since then, he has barely hit top form with just four goals from nearly 30 appearances and according to The Times, he has now become ‘lonely’ and ‘isolated’ while speaking to just three of United’s players in David de Gea, Romelu Lukaku and Juan Mata.

It is added that the Chilean has signalled his agent Fernando Felicevich to search for a fresh challenge at the turn of the year with Paris Saint-Germain among the potential contenders to acquire his signature.

At present, Sanchez’s £500,000-a-week wages (incentives included) appear steep for most of his suitors but Les Parisiens are among those, who could potentially match the price tag amid their ambitions to succeed in the Champions League.

The French champions were on the trail of the Chilean during the summer of 2017 but their failure to convince him to join the club saw them pursue big-money moves for Neymar and Kylian Mbappe thereafter.

The Capital outfit have since progressed into a dominant outfit in the domestic league but they have yet to make the push in Europe with a semi-final spot eluding them since the Champions League was introduced.

Meanwhile, Sanchez has recently featured in back-to-back matches for the Red Devils but he could potentially drop to the bench this weekend, having offered limited threat barring the assist for Anthony Martial’s goal versus Bournemouth.

Romelu Lukaku, who has recovered from an undefined injury, could make the return upfront, though Marcus Rashford remains another potential choice to lead the line against Manchester City after scoring an injury-time winner at Bournemouth last weekend.

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