• Manchester United don't want another Alexis Sanchez disaster
  • Solskjaer focusing on dressing room harmony
  • Red Devils ready to pass up high-priced players for now

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows he has his work cut out for him as he tries to rebuild Manchester United. There are players the Red Devils who did not pan out, one of which is Alexis Sanchez. The 31-year-old created an even bigger stir when he opened about his stay at Old Trafford.

Sanchez moved to Old Trafford in 2018 but his spell has hardly been worth the investment. The Chilean football player admitted via Instagram that was contemplating between Manchester City and United at the time. He opted to join the Red Devils since this was the club he followed when he was a kid.

But Sanchez admitted that was something was off and wanted to return to Arsenal. He had no choice since he already signed it but the union did not pan out.

"After the session, I got home and I told my family and my agent: 'Can you not rip up the contract to go back to Arsenal?' They laughed, I told them there's something that doesn't sit right, it doesn't seem good," Sanchez said. "But I already signed, I was already there. After the first few months I carried on having the same feeling, we weren't united as a team at that moment."

As most know, Sanchez hardly thrived with the Red Devils. The ties were formally cut when United agreed to end his contract early and facilitate a free transfer move to Inter Milan. He played in just 45 games for United and accounted for only five goals, ESPN reported.

Sanchez was one of the top players in 2018, a reason why the Red Devils wanted him so badly. Unfortunately, the pursuit proved disappointing and things just went haywire. Now, Solskjaer wants to make sure that this sort of deal will not happen again.

Solskjaer had a meeting with executive vice president chairman Ed Woodward, telling him to value dressing room harmony over transfer business. The Alexis Sanchez fallout proved disastrous, something orchestrated by Jose Mourinho before he was replaced by Solskjaer.

In another report by ESPN, Solskjaer revealed how things were in the locker room. The Sanchez deal caused problems in the dressing room with other players looking to measure their value and importance against the club's top earner.

Moving ahead, Woodward is believed to be backing the push of Solskjaer. There are big-name targets available but keeping the existing squad happy is now the priority.

Alexis Sanchez - chopping wood
Alexis Sanchez - chopping wood AFP / Miguel MEDINA