The next month, Sanchez joined Inter on a season-long loan having scored just five goals in 18 months at Old Trafford - matching the amount of yellow cards he received in a United shirt in the same period.
The 31-year-old Chilean forward spent the 2019-20 campaign on loan at Inter, but that move has now been made permanent after sealing a free transfer - which was announced by the club on Thursday morning. They've liked him so of course that's a good move for him. "For whatever reason we didn't see the best of him here, but he's a top professional and we wish him all the best", Solskjaer said.
"Alexis has had a good time over there, he's a good player, so we wish him all the best", he added.
Sanchez was part of the Inter team which beat Getafe 2-0 on Wednesday night to progress to the last eight of the Europa League.
United have made a decision to rip up the final two years of Sanchez's contract at Old Trafford, where he had been handed the most lucrative contract in the Premier League. "We believe in him a lot and we are happy".
"He came at a bad moment in his career and with us he immediately got injured".
"He knows what we want from him and he knows he has to stand by the manager whatever decision he makes".
The same article states that Manchester United are hoping to use Sanchez as a makeweight in a deal for the Slovenian after the Chile global spent the season on loan at the San Siro outfit.