Alexis Sanchez: Manchester United forward strongly denies £20k bet with Marcos Rojo on Jose Mourinho’s sacking


Alexis Sanchez: Manchester United forward strongly denies £20k bet with Marcos Rojo on Jose Mourinho’s sacking

Alexis Sanchez has denied making a bet on Jose Mourinho’s sacking with his Manchester United team-mates.

It was reported by The Sun that the Chile international told defender Marcos Rojo he owed him £20,000 in a players’ Whats App group after Mourinho left the club on Tuesday.

Sanchez reportedly made a bet with Rojo on Mourinho being sacked by United

According to the newspaper, the message read: “I told you so!! Patience is all it takes. Rojo you owe me £20k.”

But the former Arsenal man, whom Mourinho signed for United in January, says the claims are not true.

“This is FALSE!!!” he wrote on Twitter.

“Jose gave me the chance to play for the best team in the world and I only have gratitude for him.

“We are a truly United team. We are MANCHESTER UNITED. Respect. I can’t wait to help the team. Good luck tomorrow family!”

Sanchez has only scored four times for United since they beat rivals Manchester City to his signature in January and he is currently sidelined with a hamstring problem.

United will also be without Romelu Lukaku for Saturday’s clash with Cardiff City – live on talkSPORT – after the striker was given compassionate leave.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will lead the team out for the first time after being placed in caretaker charge for the remainder of the season following Mourinho’s sacking.

Mourinho was axed on Tuesday morning, bringing an end to his tumultuous two-and-a-half year reign.