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Scholes happy Man Utd 'got rid' of Alexis

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has slammed Alexis Sanchez after his sale to Inter Milan was confirmed.

Inter are set to unveil Sanchez on Thursday on a free transfer after initially joining on loan at the beginning of the season following a nightmare spell at Old Trafford.

"The sooner they got rid of him the better," Scholes said on BT Sport. "He was really poor for Man Utd.

"When Sir Alex [Ferguson] left, it was just part of a four or five year spell where the recruitment was abysmal to say the least and he was just a part of that.

"He looked a very good player at Arsenal, his previous club at Barcelona as well, but for some reason at Man Utd it didn't work.

"I'm just grateful Ole's come in now to Man Utd and the recruitment looks to really be going in the right direction.

"Hopefully they won't make a mistake like a Sanchez mistake that's been made over the last four or five years."

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