Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez is reported to have clashed with youngster Mason Greenwood in a heated training ground bust-up as the duo were seen exchanging heated words for an incident at Carrington during pre-season.
Sanchez is desperately trying to attain full fitness in order to make a return back to United's first team after returning from the Copa America with a hamstring injury that he picked up in the tournament's third place match.
In one of his first training sessions back at the club following his injury, Sanchez was fouled by the youngster, leaving the 30-year-old fuming, according to The Sun.
The report went on to state that "
Rumour has it that Alexis Sanchez had words with Mason Greenwood over a tackle in training. 1. Sanchez, focus on not being shit at football! 2. If it comes down to Mason vs Alexis the club is only going one way. 3. Sanchez is like twice his age, he can't be the bigger man?— Jo Nathan. (@johnochase) August 14, 2019
Mason Greenwood is no star! Sanchez is wayyy bigger than all the youth products combined. Definitely he hasn't been in best of the forms of late but that doesn't mean you spew brainless headlines like these.— Devesh (@DeveshTodarwal) August 14, 2019
I'm just Reading Alexis Sanchez had a bust-up with Greenwood in Training ground. We need to sell the fraud out Asap.— ɮɨօɖʊռ Ғoʀԁ (@BiodunFord) August 13, 2019
Why are we so disrespectful to Sanchez? Why are we encouraging division among the players? Do we wanna encourage Greenwood to be disrespectful now? I don't get the point.— Adebowale Ogunmuyiwa (@adebowale_o) August 13, 2019
Greenwood tackling Sanchez. Good, hopefully will remind him that everyone is fighting for a place at this club. No respect for past reputation. Get stuck in lad. #mufc— nkp20mufc (@Nkp20TIMESMUFC) August 13, 2019
Mason greenwood having Sanchez on strings what a thought— Billy⚒ (@billyH_whufc) August 13, 2019
Greenwood to Sanchez when he clips his ankle. https://t.co/VTXdRxQND3— United Religion (@Unitedology) August 13, 2019
If he's giving greenwood shit he can fuck off haha greenwood all day fuck sanchez— LB MUFC (@LBMUFC89) August 14, 2019
Greenwood catches Sanchez slippin. pic.twitter.com/OZ7FIIsK6u— Steve Arnott (@LaPiochey) August 14, 2019
Sanchez was left out of the squad against Chelsea but he is now back in training and expected to be handed another chance by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season in order to salvage his career at Manchester United.
Meanwhile, 17-year-old Greenwood, who came off the bench in Manchester United's thumping 4-0 win over Frank Lampard's Chelsea is expected to get a lot of playing this season as Solskjaer has always reiterated the fact that he will never shy away from handing out chances to youngsters because that has what been done at Old Trafford across Manchester United's history.
And if there is any truth to reports that Sanchez has fallen out with United's most exciting academy prospect then that could see an end to his time at the club, especially as they appear to be building a youth-centred philosophy under Solskjaer.