With Manchester United understood to be rivalling Manchester City for Alexis Sanchez’s signature, Gary Neville has took exception to Guillem Balague’s summary of the situation.
Reports from earlier this afternoon suggested that United would be willing to offer Arsenal a better deal upfront than their local rivals, while City may be willing to walk away from a move for Sanchez all together.
Neither of these stories have been confirmed by any of the three clubs involved and it’s expected that Sanchez’s future may not be decided until the final days of the January window.
In the mean time, sports journalists up and down the country are asking the same question: where would the Chile international rather play, the Etihad or Old Trafford?
And while La Liga expert Guillem Balague Tweeted the scenario that Sanchez finds himself in, ex-United defender Neville appeared frustrated that the Spaniard summarised Sanchez’s decision as “Pep or money”:
On Alexis. City don't want to spend more than £20m. They have been told the player wants to play for Pep. But United will pay Arsenal/player more. Suggesting City will not bid for him is a way to put him under pressure -Pep or money, Alexis? pic.twitter.com/N7UWaaThQk
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) January 12, 2018
You calling United Money Guillem? That’s twice today.. City have been wonderful this season but United did win 2 trophies last year and over the long term are a slightly bigger club ? https://t.co/aMXvfEs03b
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) January 12, 2018
If you were Sanchez, which destination would you choose?