Alexis Sanchez has taken another swipe at former boss Jose Mourinho through his choice of music, many fans believe.
The Chilean filmed himself driving into Manchester United’s Carrington training base this morning, with ‘Now We Are Free’ by Hans Zimmer playing on his car stereo.
As the 30-year-old pulls into the training complex, on his first day back after a break in Chile, he can be heard listening to the dramatic song from the Gladiator film.
The video contains dramatic footage, much like the blockbuster hit, as Sanchez catches the sun over the training ground – but most United fans weren’t impressed.
Jose Mourinho and Sanchez’s relationship soured during the few months they spent together at Old Trafford and fans are getting incredibly frustrated with the highest paid player at their club.
Following the dismissal of Jose Mourinho, there is hope he will be able to recapture the form that saw him viewed as one of the division’s best players.
Sanchez was one of a number of stars who had fallen out with Mourinho by the end but he strenuously denied he had a bet with team-mate Marcos Rojo about his sacking.
The club’s highest-paid player, earning in the region of £450,000-a-week, was alleged to have messaged the players’ group and claimed Rojo owed him £20,000.
The message purportedly read: ‘I told you so!! Patience is all it takes. Rojo you owe me £20k’.
Sanchez sent the message to his Old Trafford team-mates on Tuesday morning following news of the former manager’s departure.
The former Arsenal player has been underwhelming since arriving at Old Trafford in January, last season he managed three goals from 19 appearances and this season he’s found the back of the net just once.
After driving into the training complex, the forward shared images of himself alone in the Carrington gym demonstrating that his rehabilitation is going well- but his timing also raised a few eyebrows.
The Chile international has been sidelined since November with a hamstring injury and had flown back to his homeland for treatment with his national team’s physios.
Sanchez shared snaps of his 30th birthday celebrations in Chile, but was back in business today and showing fans that he was stepping up his recovery treatment plan at Carrington – after Mourinho had departed.
Mourinho had publicly defended Sanchez last season, saying it was difficult for him to integrate midway through a season having joined in the January window.
But they came to blows several times this season, as Sanchez openly criticised the Special One.