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Alexis Sanchez entered the record books last month after he signed for Premier League giants United and became the highest paid player in England’s top flight competition.

Sanchez, who was linked with City for most of the previous year, chose to join the Red Devils in a deal that earns him £350,000-per-week, which after bonuses, supposedly adds up to become a colossal figure of £600,000-per-week.

However, the thing that these numbers don’t even remotely reveal is the amount of dedication and hard work which the ex-Arsenal star put in from the time he was first discovered at Udinese.

The Chile international, who later switched to Barcelona before making a move to the Emirates and eventually landing up at Old Trafford, worked extremely hard on every aspect of his game, and especially his physical attributes, to become the superstar he is today.

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Italian journalist Pietro Oleotto, who tracked Sanchez during his time with the Serie A giants, told a particularly intriguing incident when the Chilean starlet once locked his cell-phone and car keys in the car, and chose to ‘run home’ from training, as he discussed the rise of the 29-year-old. [via]


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Oleotto said: “In his first season, he [Alexis] was skinny and stayed on the right wing a lot. The physicality in the penalty area was…

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