Jose Mourinho was finally given something to smile about as a tempestuous trip to the United States ended with a 2-1 victory over former club Real Madrid thanks to first-half strikes from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera.
The Chilean admitted to evading payments totaling €983,443 (£874,810) in 2012 and 2013 while he was playing for Barcelona. Sanchez appeared in court via video link in January and pleaded guilty to concealing part of what he earned from image rights during his time at Camp Nou. The 29-year-old has now been given a 16-month prison suspended sentence, which means he will not serve any time in jail.
Jan 27: Debutant Alexis Sanchez had little trouble adjusting to his new place in Manchester United’s line-up as he assisted the opening two goals in the Premier League club’s 4-0 FA Cup fourth round win at Yeovil Town on Friday.
Manchester United took time off from their pursuit of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez to coast to a comfortable 3-0 victory against Stoke at Old Trafford on Monday. Antonio Valencia and Anthony Martial in the first half, and Romelu Lukaku after the break, were on the scoresheet as Jose Mourinho finally beat struggling Stoke as United manager at the fourth time of asking.
The Chile international will be available on a free transfer at the end of the season once his contract with the Gunners expires. City came close to signing Sanchez for £60 million in the closing stages of the summer transfer window but Arsenal pulled the plug on the deal as they were unable to sign a replacement in time
LONDON, August 24: Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez is fit to face Liverpool on Sunday and is focussed on giving "absolutely everything" for the team despite uncertainty over the striker's future at the club, manager Arsene Wenger has said.
LONDON, August 16: Arsenal risk losing striker Alexis Sanchez for free next season, according to manager Arsene Wenger, who confirmed the club have made no progress on a new contract for the Chilean striker.
KAZAN, June 23: Alexis Sanchez became Chile's all-time leading scorer as they were held by Germany to 1-1 in the Confederations Cup on Thursday. Both teams were in a good position to make the semifinals.
WATFORD, England, Aug 27: Alexis Sanchez scored one goal, set up another and also earned a penalty as Arsenal used a dominant first-half display to beat Watford 3-1 for its first win of the Premier League season on Saturday.