Thierry Henry denies telling Sanchez to join Man Utd

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Thierry Henry denies telling Sanchez to join Manchester United
Thierry Henry denies telling Sanchez to join Manchester United

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has denied he told Alexis Sanchez to leave the Gunners and join Manchester United.

Sanchez, who joined United on Monday in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, said he had spoken to the Frenchman.

“I remember today, a conversation I had with Henry, who changed club for the same reason and today is my turn,” Sanchez wrote on Instagram.

Henry, who left for Barcelona in 2007, responded on Tuesday: “At no time did I tell Alexis Sanchez to leave Arsenal.”

Responding to criticism, the Gunners’ record goalscorer added in a tweet: “I had no idea he was going to sign for Man Utd until I saw it on the news like the rest of you.”

Henry, 40, moved to the Nou Camp after eight seasons at Arsenal for £16.1m and went on to win two La Liga titles and the Champions League at the Catalan club.

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Chile forward Sanchez, 29, who almost joined Manchester City last summer, has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal at United worth £14m a year after tax.