A report had claimed that the Chilean boasted about the Portuguese being dismissed but he insists he has nothing but respect for his former boss Alexis Sanchez has issued a denial over a story that had claimed he won a £20,000 bet with team-mate Marcos Rojo over Jose Mourinho losing his job.
The Portuguese was sacked by the club on Tuesday, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having been brought in on a temporary basis until the end of the 2018-19 season.
And in a report published by the Sun, claims were made that the former Arsenal winger boasted about Mourinho’s sacking in a WhatsApp message to his team-mates.
The newspaper alleges he stated: ‘I told you so!! Patience is all it takes. Rojo you owe me £20k!’
Alexis has taken to social media to dismiss the story, however, insisting it is not true and that he respects Mourinho for bringing him to Old Trafford.
He wrote on Twitter: This is FALSE!!!. Jose gave me the chance to play for the best team in the world and I only have gratitude for him.
“We are a truly United team. We are MANCHESTER UNITED. Respect. I can’t wait to help the team! Good luck tomorrow family!”
Mourinho was given the boot by United after overseeing a dismal start to the season, with the Red Devils a massive 19 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.