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In a shocking confession, he said: "The first training I had I realised many things. home and I told my representative: 'Can't the contract be terminated to return to Arsenal?'"
Rafael, who enjoyed seven years at United, has since fired back at Sanchez on Instagram, replying directly to SPORTbible's post.
In response to Sanchez's comment, he said: "Maybe he saw a ghost and get scared that's explain why he play so bad every time."
Naturally, United fans loved the Brazilian's message.
:sob::sob::sob: this guy
- TC. (@totalcristiano) September 4, 2020
One Twitter user wrote: "I love Rafael so much. Beg we just bring him back."
A second tweeted: "LVG has blood on his hands for selling my right back!"
A third added: "I owe Rafa a big hug for that reply."
Rafael left The Red Devils in 2015 when he signed for Lyon.
Sanchez, meanwhile, ended his United misery by completing a move to Inter Milan.
The Chilean also revealed he wanted his time at United to work out.
"I only have words of thanks to United for giving me the opportunity to defend the shirt," he added.
"It bothered me that things did not go the way I wanted.
"If the atmosphere had been more positive, it would have turned out differently. I tell it all now because I have already passed a period of learning as a player and a person. I would have liked to win everything."
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