Alexis Sanchez Earned £5 Million In 'Performance-Related Bonuses' At United Last Season
By Tom Sanders
Manchester United misfit Alexis Sanchez somehow took home an incredible £5 million in performance-related bonuses last season, despite a dismal campaign which saw him score just twice in over 27 league appearances.
The former Arsenal winger moved to Inter Milan on loan from Man United this summer in a desperate attempt to save his career after his poor form and enormous wage demands have lead him to be named one of the club's worst signings of all time.
However, according to The Sun, accounts show that Sanchez made a whopping £4,920,011 from performance bonuses and image rights over the last year, funnelling the money through a shell company named Goodway Ltd.
That works out at roughly £1 million per goal for Sanchez, in addition to his usual wage packet of around £400,000 a week; a statistic that will no doubt confuse and infuriate United fans desperate to see a return on investment for the Chilean winger following his move from Arsenal nearly two years ago.
The source of Sanchez's disappointing form continues to remain unclear- the 30-year old was widely praised for his consistency in front of goal during his time at Arsenal, notching up 80 goals in 166 appearances and being named the Gunner's player of the season on two different occasions.
Yet despite a promising start at United he has fallen further and further down the pecking order at United, falling out favour with both Jose Mourino and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and reportedly causing unrest in the dressing room due to his outrageous wage demands.
Sanchez's move to Inter is still in its early days but is already starting to look bleak, with an ankle injury ruling the Chilean out of action until Christmas at the earliest. He is set to undergo surgery after he dislocated his tendons during the international break with Chile.
However, just like United Inter seem to be coping fine without him, currently sitting just one point behind Serie A leaders Juventus after eight games played.
Prior to his latest setback, Sanchez claimed that he had "rediscovered his love for football again" after joining Inter on loan, reportedly thriving under the tutelage of Antonio Conte.
But regardless of how successful his spell in Italy becomes, United do not want him back at Old Trafford.
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