Manchester United are unlikely to sign two world-class players because of Alexis Sanchez, according to the Daily Express.
Both Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale and Barcelona’s Antoine Griezmann are likely to be available to buy this summer, as both attacking players are out of favour at their respective clubs.
It could be argued that Bale more-so, but Barcelona are experiencing some financial difficulty and could be looking to move-on certain players to bring in some income.
However, the Express have reported that United are unlikely to sign the pair, despite the heavy links over the last two seasons, as they do not want a repeat of the mistake of signing Alexis Sanchez.
At the time, United made a snap decision to sign Sanchez, and offered the 31-year-old an eye-watering £400,000-a-week to come to the red side of Manchester.
The signing has not paid off, with the Chilean spending the season on loan at Serie A side Inter Milan only managing to score one goal until football was postponed.
It now seems chief executive Ed Woodward and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are more cautious with their signings, opting for young, hungry players.
With this in mind, the Express feel Woodward will look elsewhere for summer signings.