The Chilean has cemented his place in history as one of the club’s worst ever signings, unless there is a dramatic turn of events.
Sanchez has managed just one Premier League goal in 20 appearances this season amid fears his time at Old Trafford is reaching its inevitable conclusion.
According to former Manchester United defender Danny Higginbotham, the forward will create a problem when it comes to signing players this summer.
“The problem with Sanchez is that from what you read, he’s the highest paid player at the club.,” he told Sky Sports News.
“So if you want to go and bring in players that help you get back to where you belong and they say ‘I want to be the highest paid player at the club.’
“They can’t turn around and say ‘Our highest paid player is playing week in, week out.’
“Unfortunately for Sanchez he’s spending a lot of his time on the bench so any potential signings they have that to bargain with.
“That’s when it can become a little bit of a problem.”
Sanchez struggled to lock down a place in Jose Mourinho’s starting eleven and there was hope the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could help kickstart his United career.
Now the Norwegian faces an uphill struggle to offload the former Arsenal man, given that no clubs are likely to match his £490,000 per week wages.
“You’d love for it to turn around for Sanchez, get things going and bring out the form that he showed at Arsenal,” Higginbotham added.
“I think when you look at the financial side and what he’s earning, I think it would make sense to if it’s possible to do so.”
Solskjaer refused to rule out that Sanchez would be offloaded this summer, after he disappointed in the 1-1 draw at Huddersfield.
“Today wasn’t one individual that was disappointing, it was the whole team,” he said.
“I can’t talk about individuals now but there’s a chance you’ve seen the last of players anyway.
“There’s always a chance it’s a last time but I wouldn’t say that about any individual now, I don’t think that’s fair.”