MANCHESTER UNITED star Alexis Sanchez is reportedly refusing his club’s order to force him out this summer.
United have rediscovered their mojo after hiring Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager.
The Red Devils are unbeaten in the Premier League under the Norwegian and have claimed the scalps of Arsenal and Chelsea in the FA Cup.
Most recently, Solskjaer managed his greatest moment as United boss when he oversaw their 3-1 victory over Paris St-Germain that saw them go through to the next round of the Champions League.
But with all the positives, there remains one big problem – Alexis Sanchez.
The Chilean has failed to kick on under the new regime, in a system that has seen Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku emerge from the Jose Mourinho quagmire to flourish.
His time has been scuppered by injuries but when given the chance, the former Arsenal star has failed to capitalise.
Under Solskjaer, Sanchez has scored just once and most recently he has also suffered from a hamstring injury that has ruled him out for up to two months.
And the Express are reporting that the Old Trafford outfit have given up on the 30-year-old and are trying to offload him.
His wages are complicating matters, where he earns around £500,000-a-week, including his sign-on bonus from his January move last year.
But Sanchez is refusing to budge and wants to finish his contract, which expires in June 2022.
His eye-watering deal includes a £1.1m bonus every year he is at the club.
United are so desperate to get rid of Sanchez that they are willing to subsidise his wages at another club.
But the Express report that a source has told them he wants to stay at United.
The wages has been a problem within the squad, too, with David De Gea demanding pay parity with the Chile international.