Pep Guardiola reaction to Manchester United hijack of Sanchez
See here the priceless reaction of Pep Guardiola to the loss of Alexis Sanchez to Old Trafford
Pep Guardiola has congratulated Manchester United for winning the race for Alexis Sanchez after Manchester City dropped their interest in the Chilean.
The Arsenal striker is on the verge of completing a move to Old Trafford five months after a deadline day switch to the Etihad collapsed.
City were ready to re-ignite their interest this month, but refused to meet Arsenal’s £35m valuation and the 29-year-old’s personal demands.
That left the door open for Jose Mourinho to swoop for Sanchez, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan set to head to the Emirates as part of the deal.
Guardiola is said to have been in agreement with the City hierarchy’s stance to drop out of the bidding for Sanchez – and asked about, he said: “I’m not the guy with the mathematics, the numbers. At the end what I know is he is still at Arsenal.
“I think he will go to United – congratulations for both of them. The players and their managers decide where they want to play, good luck.”
Guardiola has been determined to be reunited with Sanchez, who he signed for Barcelona in 2011 – but he insisted he had no hard feelings towards the player for choosing United over City.
“The players and their managers decide what’s best for both,” he added.
“My opinion of Alexis remains the same – a pleasure at Barca and he’s going to decide to move on to another club and I wish him all the best.”
As reported by MEN Sport last week, City have promised Guardiola he will have the funds to sign a star striker in the summer after missing out on Sanchez and Kylian Mbappe in the past two transfer windows.
Source: Manchester Evening News